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Facing the Other
By Sean Hand

Facing the Other

The Ethics of Emmanuel Levinas

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Facing the Other by Sean Hand

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Emmanuel Levinas is one of the key philosophers in the post-Heideggerian field and an increasingly central presence in contemporary debates about identity and responsibility. His work spans and encapsulates the major philosophical and ethical concerns of the twentieth century, combining the insights of a basic phenomenological training with the demands of a Jewish culture and its basis in the endless exegesis of Talmudic reading. His concerns and subjects are wide: they include the Other, the body, infinity, women, Jewish-Christian relations, Zionism and the impulses and limits of philosophical language itself. This collection explicates Levinas's major contribution to these debates, namely the idea of the primacy of ethics over ontology or epistemology. It investigates how, in the wake of a post-structuralist orthodoxy, scholars and practitioners in such fields as literary theory, cultural studies, feminism and psychoanalysis are turning to Levinas's work to articulate a rediscovered concern with the ethical dimension of their discipline. Stressing the largely assumed but unexplored Jewish dimension of Levinas's work, this book is an important contribution to the field of Jewish studies and philosophy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780700704156
ISBN-10: 0700704159
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Pages: 206
Imprint: RoutledgeCurzon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Apr-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Facing the Other by Sean Hand Facing the Other, Paperback (August 2010)

Study of one of the key philosophers in the post-Heideggerian field and an increasingly central presence in contemporary debates about identity and responsibility.

Difficult Freedom by Sean Hand Difficult Freedom, Paperback (September 2008)

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.

Emmanuel Levinas by Sean Hand Emmanuel Levinas, Paperback (September 2008)

Best known for his theories of ethics and responsibility, Emmanuel Levinas was one of the most profound and influential thinkers of the 20th century. This guide examines why Levinas is increasingly fundamental to the study of literature and culture.

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Author Biography - Sean Hand

Sean Hand is Professor of French and Head of the Department of French Studies at the University of Warwick. He is also author of Emmanuel Levinas (Routledge, 2008), editor of The Levinas Reader (Wiley-Blackwell, 2001, reprint) and translator of Levinas's Difficult Freedom (Johns Hopkins, 2010, 9th reprint). He is equally author of Michel Leiris: Writing the Self (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and Alter Ego: The Critical Writings of Michel Leiris (Legenda, 2004).

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