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Smith, Michael B. (Michael Bradley) 1940-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 37 publications in 2 languages and 1,718 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Interviews 
Roles: Translator, Editor
Classifications: B2430.L483, 194
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael B Smith
Discovering existence with Husserl by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Merleau-Ponty aesthetics reader : philosophy and painting by Maurice Merleau-Ponty ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Toward the outside : concepts and themes in Emmanuel Levinas by Michael B Smith ( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this accessible and carefully crafted work, Michael B. Smith provides readers a systematic exposition of the essential concepts and themes that circulate throughout the thought of Emmanuel Levinas, a major voice in twentieth century thought. Unlike many recent studies that have pur-ported to examine the scope of Levinas's thinking, "Toward the Outside" is distinguished by its attention to texts from both of Levinas's two main genres: the philosophical and the confessional. Organised in three parts, the first examines key pairs of concepts -- totality/infinity, same/other, saying/said, among others. In Part 2, Smith more explicitly identifies themes that are essential to our better understand-ing of Levinas -- Judaism and the Holocaust, temporality, Levinas's treatments of Husserl and Heidegger, Derrida's reading of Levinas, and others. Finally, in Part 3, his commentary, based on close readings of selected Levinas texts, meticulously follows and highlights the development of Levinas's thought
Ontology and alterity in Merleau-Ponty ( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Machiavelli in the making by Claude Lefort ( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Machiavelli in the Making, the influential French scholar and public intellectual Claude Lefort introduces a wholly novel interpretation of Niccoló Machiavelli's oeuvre, revealing in the Florentine's thought a thoroughly modern concept of the political with implications for "our experience of politics here and now." Lefort extricates Machiavelli's thought from the dominant interpretations of Machiavelli as the founder of "objective" political science, which, having liberated itself from the religious and moralizing tendencies of medieval political reflection, attempts to arrive at a realistic discourse on the operations of raw power. Lefort ultimately finds that Machiavelli's discourse opens the "place of the political," which had previously been occupied by theology and morality. An essential contribution to the ongoing reassessment of Machiavelli's significance, Machiavelli in the Making also stands as a crucial text for the understanding of Lefort's later writings on democracy and totallitarianism
Outside the subject by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of Jewish-Muslim relations : from the origins to the present day ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the first encyclopedic guide to the history of relations between Jews and Muslims around the world from the birth of Islam to today. Richly illustrated and beautifully produced, the book features more than 150 authoritative and accessible articles by an international team of leading experts in history, politics, literature, anthropology, and philosophy. Organized thematically and chronologically, this indispensable reference provides critical facts and balanced context for greater historical understanding and a more informed dialogue between Jews and Muslims."--Jacket
Entre nous : thinking-of-the-other by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On thinking-of-the-other by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in French and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Texts and dialogues : on philosophy, politics and culture by Maurice Merleau-Ponty ( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heidegger, the introduction of Nazism into philosophy in light of the unpublished seminars of 1933-1935 by Emmanuel Faye ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the most comprehensive examination to date of Heidegger's Nazism, Emmanuel Faye draws on previously unavailable materials to paint a damning picture of Nazism's influence on the philosopher's thought and politics. In this provocative book, Faye uses excerpts from unpublished seminars to show that Heidegger's philosophical writings are fatally compromised by an adherence to National Socialist ideas. In other documents, Faye finds expressions of racism and exterminatory anti-Semitism. Faye disputes the view of Heidegger as a naïve, temporarily disoriented academician and instead shows him to have been a self-appointed "spiritual guide" for Nazism whose intentionality was clear. Contrary to what some have written, Heidegger's Nazism became even more radical after 1935, as Faye demonstrates. He revisits Heidegger's masterwork, Being and Time, and concludes that in it Heidegger does not present a philosophy of individual existence but rather a doctrine of radical self-sacrifice, where individualization is allowed only for the purpose of heroism in warfare. Faye's book was highly controversial when originally published in France in 2005. Now available in Michael B. Smith's fluid English translation, it is bound to awaken controversy in the English-speaking world. - Publisher
Alterity and transcendence by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A descriptive and critical review of the research on the use of behavior alteration techniques and behavior alteration messages in the classroom by Michael B Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Dis-enclosure : the deconstruction of Christianity by Jean-Luc Nancy ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"This book is ... [an] investigation into what is left of a monotheistic religious spirit--notably, a minimalist faith that is neither confessional nor credulous. Articulating this faith as works and as an objectless hope, Nancy deconstructs Christianity in search of the historical and reflective conditions that provided its initial energy. Working through Blanchot and Nietzsche, re-reading Heidegger and Derrida, Nancy turns to the Epistle of Saint James rather than those of Saint Paul, discerning in it the primitive essence of Christianity as hope. The 'religion that provided the exit from religion, ' as he terms Christianity, consists in the proclamation of an end. It is the proclamation that counts, however, rather than any finality. In this proclamation there is proximity to others and to what was once called parousia. But parousia is no longer presence; it is no longer the return of the Messiah. Rather it is what is near us and does not cease to open and to close, a presence deferred yet imminent. In a demystified age where we are left with a vision of a self-enclosed world--in which humans are no longer mortals facing an immortal being, but entities whose lives are accompanied by the time of their own decline--parousia stands as a question. Can we venture the risk of a decentered perspective, such that the meaning of the world can be found inside and outside, whithin and without our so-immanent world? The deconstruction of Christianity that Nancy proposes is neither a game nor a strategy. it is an invitation to imagine a strange faith that enacts the inadequation of life to itself. Our lives overflow the self-contained boundaries of their biological and sociological interpretations. Out of this excess wells up a fragile, overlooked meaning that is beyond both confessionalism and humanism"--P. [4] of cover
Judeities : questions for Jacques Derrida ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Invited to answer questions about his relationship to Judaism, Jacques Derrida spoke through Franz Kafka: "As for myself, I could imagine another Abraham."From the experience of a summons that surprises us and prompts the query "Who, me?" Derrida explores the movement between growing up Jewish, "becoming Jewish," and "Jewish being" or existence. His essay "The Other Abraham" appears here in English for the first time. We no longer confront "Judaism" but "judeity," multiple Judaisms and Jewishnesses, manifold ways of being and writing as a Jew--in Derrida's case, as a French-speaking Algerian deprived of, then restored to French nationality in the 1940s. What is it to be a Jew and a philosopher? How has the notion of "Jewish identity" been written into and across Jewish literature, Jewish thought, and Jewish languages? Here distinguished scholars address these questions, contrasting Derrida's thought with philosophical predecessors such as Rosenzweig, Levinas, Celan, and Scholem, and tracing confluences between deconstruction and Kabbalah. Derrida's relationship to the universalist aspirations in contemporary theology is also discussed, and his late autobiographical writings are evaluated. This multifaceted volume aims to open the question of Jewishness, above all, to hold it open as a question, though not one of practical or theoretical identity. As much a contestation of identity as a profound reflection on what it means today to seek, elude, and finally to wrestle with the significance of "being-jew," Judeities invites us to revisit the human condition in the twenty-first century
Proper names [by] Emmanuel Levinas; translated by Michael B. Smith and David E. Wellbery by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The mystic fable by Michel de Certeau ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Merleau-Ponty aesthetics reader philosophy and painting by Maurice Merleau-Ponty ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Smith, Michael B. (1940- ).
Smith, Michael B. Jr
Smith, Michael Bradley
Smith, Michael Bradley, 1940-
Languages
English (36)
French (1)
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