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Author: David Appelbaum
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a series of meditations responding to writings by Emmanuel Levinas, David Appelbaum suggests that a flawed grammar warrants Levinas to speak of language at the service of ethics. It is the nature of performance that he mistakes. Appelbaum articulates this flaw by performing in writing the act of the philosophical mind at work. Incorporating the voices of other thinkers--in particular Levinas's contemporaries  Read more...
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Named Person: Emmanuel Lévinas; Emmanuel Lévinas
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Appelbaum
ISBN: 9781438443119 1438443110
OCLC Number: 750401495
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 179 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: David Appelbaum.

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"In a series of meditations responding to writings by Emmanuel Levinas, David Appelbaum suggests that a flawed grammar warrants Levinas to speak of language at the service of ethics. It is the nature of performance that he mistakes. Appelbaum articulates this flaw by performing in writing the act of the philosophical mind at work. Incorporating the voices of other thinkers--in particular Levinas's contemporaries Jacques Derrida and Maurice Blanchot--sometimes clearly, sometimes indistinctly, Appelbaum creates on these pages a kind of soundstage upon which illustrations appear of what he terms "a rhetorical aesthetic," which would reestablish rhetoric, rules for giving voice--and not ethics--as the correct matrix for understanding the otherness and beyond-being that Levinas seeks in his work."--
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