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Difficult Freedom
By Emmanuel Levinas

Difficult Freedom

Essays on Judaism

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Difficult Freedom by Emmanuel Levinas

Book Description

Jean Paul Sartre hailed him as the philosopher who introduced France to Husserl and Heidegger. Derrida has paid him homage as "master." An original philosopher who combines the insights of phenomenological analysis with those of Jewish spirituality, Emmanuel Levinas has proven to be of extraordinary importance in the history of modern thought. Collecting Levinas's important writings on religion, Difficult Freedom contributes to a growing debate about the significance of religion-particularly Judaism and Jewish spiritualism-in European philosophy. Topics include ethics, aesthetics, politics, messianism, Judaism and women, and Jewish-Christian relations, as well as the work of Spinoza, Hegel, Heidegger, Franz Rosenzweig, Simone Weil, and Jules Issac.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801857836
ISBN-10: 080185783X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 12-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Emmanuel Levinas

Outside the Subject by Emmanuel Levinas Outside the Subject, Paperback (November 2008)

Emmanuel Levinas was one of the most important and influential European thinkers of the twentieth century. This book contains essays that explore his project of revising the phenomenological picture of the world in light of our experience of other persons.

Humanism of the Other by Emmanuel Levinas Humanism of the Other, Paperback (October 2005)

Argues that it is not only possible but of the highest exigency to understand one's humanity through the humanity of others. This book also argues that the humanity of the human is found in the recognition that the other person comes first, that the suffering and mortality of others are the obligations and morality of the self.

Unforeseen History by Emmanuel Levinas Unforeseen History, Hardback (December 2003)

Presents a collection of essays providing an overview of Emmanuel Levians' work. This book covers the years 1929-92, presenting his views on aesthetics and Judaism - offering examples of his precise thinking at work in small essays, long essays, and interviews. The earliest essays in "Unforeseen History" discuss phenomenology.

On Escape by Emmanuel Levinas On Escape, Paperback (February 2003)

First published in 1935, On Escape represents Emmanuel Levinas's first attempt to break with the ontological obsession of the Western tradition. In it, Levinas not only affirms the necessity of an escape from being, but also gives a meaning and a direction to it.

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Author Biography - Emmanuel Levinas

Emmanuel Levinas was born in Kaunas, Lithuania, in 1906, and became a naturalized French citizen in 1930. His many books include Existences and Essences and Otherwise Than Being or Beyond Essence. He died in Paris in 1995.

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