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Altered reading : Levinas and literature

Author: Jill Robbins
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How might the ethical philosophy of the renowned French thinker Emmanuel Levinas relate to literature? Because his philosophy addresses the very opening of ethical experience, it cannot be applied readily as a critical method to literary texts. Yet Levinas's work, studded as it is with literary sources and quotations, demands a literary account. With an attitude at once respectful and interrogative, closely  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Emmanuel Lévinas; Emmanuel Lévinas; Emmanuel Lévinas; Emmanuel Lévinas; Emmanuel Lévinas
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Robbins
ISBN: 0226721124 9780226721125 0226721132 9780226721132
OCLC Number: 39654647
Description: xxiv 185 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Literature in Levinas's Ethical Philosophy. 1. On Call from the Other: Ethical Language in Totality and Infinity. 2. Tracing Responsibility. 3. Facing Figures. 4. Visage, Figure: Speech and Murder in Totality and Infinity --
pt. II. Levinas and the Aesthetic. 5. Aesthetic Totality and Ethical Infinity. 6. Art, Philosophy, and the IL Y A. 7. Citation and the Art of Totality and Infinity. 8. Exceptions. App. Review Essay, "From Existentialism to the Primacy of Economy," / Georges Bataille.
Responsibility: Jill Robbins.
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Examining Levinas's texts and readings by Derrida, Blanchot, and Bataille, this text shows how the thread of the literary leads to the internal tensions of Levinas's ethical discourse. It provides a  Read more...

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