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Discovering Levinas by Michael L. Morgan
Book DescriptionIn Discovering Levinas, Michael L. Morgan shows how this thinker faces in novel and provocative ways central philosophical problems of twentieth-century philosophy and religious thought. He tackles this task by placing Levinas in conversation with philosophers such as Donald Davidson, Stanley Cavell, John McDowell, Onora O'Neill, Charles Taylor, and Cora Diamond. He also seeks to understand Levinas within philosophical, religious, and political developments in the history of twentieth-century intellectual culture. Morgan demystifies Levinas by examining his unfamiliar and surprising vocabulary, interpreting texts with an eye to clarity, and arguing that Levinas can be understood as a philosopher of the everyday. Morgan also shows that Levinas's ethics is not morally and politically irrelevant nor is it excessively narrow and demanding in unacceptable ways. Neither glib dismissal nor fawning acceptance, this book provides a sympathetic reading that can form a foundation for a responsible critique.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521759687
(228mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael L. Morgan
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Over the centuries, the messianic tradition has provided the language through which modern Jewish philosophers, socialists, and Zionists envisioned a utopian future. This book helps you ask questions and provide new ways of thinking about this enduring Jewish idea.
Classics of Moral and Political Theory, Hardback (September 2011)
An anthology that offers selections from Aristotle's "Politics", Aquinas' "Disputed Questions on Virtue & Treatise on Law", as well as the entirety of Locke's "Letter Concerning Toleration", to Kant's "Perpetual Peace", and Nietzsche's "On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life".
Cambridge Introduction to Emmanuel Levinas, Hardback (March 2011)» View all books by Michael L. Morgan
A clear overview of the philosophical thinking of Emmanuel Levinas, one of the most significant philosophers of the twentieth century.
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Author Biography - Michael L. Morgan
Michael L. Morgan has been a professor at Indiana University for 31 years and, in 2004, was named a Chancellor's Professor. He has published articles in a variety of journals, edited several collections, and authored four books, most recently Interim Judaism (2001). He is the coeditor of The Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy.
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