skip to content
Correlations in Rosenzweig and Levinas Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Correlations in Rosenzweig and Levinas

Author: Robert Gibbs
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Robert Gibbs radically revises standard interpretations of the two key figures of modern Jewish philosophy - Franz Rosenzweig, author of the monumental Star of Redemption, and Emmanuel Levinas, a major voice in contemporary intellectual life, who has inspired such thinkers as Derrida, Lyotard, Irigaray, and Blanchot. Rosenzweig and Levinas thought in relation to different philosophical schools and wrote in disparate  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Named Person: Franz Rosenzweig; Emmanuel Lévinas; Franz Rosenzweig; Emmanuel Lévinas; Emmanuel Lévinas; Franz Rosenzweig
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Gibbs
ISBN: 0691074151 9780691074153
OCLC Number: 25410712
Description: xii, 281 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Robert Gibbs.
More information:

Abstract:

Robert Gibbs radically revises standard interpretations of the two key figures of modern Jewish philosophy - Franz Rosenzweig, author of the monumental Star of Redemption, and Emmanuel Levinas, a major voice in contemporary intellectual life, who has inspired such thinkers as Derrida, Lyotard, Irigaray, and Blanchot. Rosenzweig and Levinas thought in relation to different philosophical schools and wrote in disparate styles. Their personal relations to Judaism and to Christianity were markedly dissimilar. Finally, they were divided by history: Rosenzweig's premature death occurred before the advent of Nazism, while Levinas' life has been "dominated by the presentiment and memory of the Nazi horror." To Gibbs, however, the two thinkers possess basic affinities with each other. Correlating traditional Jewish themes in social ethics with postmodern philosophy, Rosenzweig and Levinas not only discover new resonances in Jewish thought but also reorient philosophy itself, so that it takes its bearing from the individual's unavoidable responsibility for others. Levinas, who was the first expositor in France of Husserl, Heidegger, and the phenomenological method, has been read as a philosopher with little concern for his Jewish thought, and Rosenzweig has been seen exclusively as an existentialist theologian. Gibbs maintains, on the other hand, that Rosenzweig strives to elucidate universally accessible concepts and social practices and that Levinas is a Jewish thinker in exactly that same sense. Through this argument, the book offers important insights into how philosophy is continually being altered by its encounter with other traditions.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25410712>
library:oclcnum"25410712"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/25410712>
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdfs:seeAlso
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Jüdische Philosophie."
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:author
schema:copyrightYear"1992"
schema:datePublished"1992"
schema:description"Robert Gibbs radically revises standard interpretations of the two key figures of modern Jewish philosophy - Franz Rosenzweig, author of the monumental Star of Redemption, and Emmanuel Levinas, a major voice in contemporary intellectual life, who has inspired such thinkers as Derrida, Lyotard, Irigaray, and Blanchot. Rosenzweig and Levinas thought in relation to different philosophical schools and wrote in disparate styles. Their personal relations to Judaism and to Christianity were markedly dissimilar. Finally, they were divided by history: Rosenzweig's premature death occurred before the advent of Nazism, while Levinas' life has been "dominated by the presentiment and memory of the Nazi horror." To Gibbs, however, the two thinkers possess basic affinities with each other. Correlating traditional Jewish themes in social ethics with postmodern philosophy, Rosenzweig and Levinas not only discover new resonances in Jewish thought but also reorient philosophy itself, so that it takes its bearing from the individual's unavoidable responsibility for others. Levinas, who was the first expositor in France of Husserl, Heidegger, and the phenomenological method, has been read as a philosopher with little concern for his Jewish thought, and Rosenzweig has been seen exclusively as an existentialist theologian. Gibbs maintains, on the other hand, that Rosenzweig strives to elucidate universally accessible concepts and social practices and that Levinas is a Jewish thinker in exactly that same sense. Through this argument, the book offers important insights into how philosophy is continually being altered by its encounter with other traditions."
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/354006495>
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Correlations in Rosenzweig and Levinas"
schema:numberOfPages"281"
schema:publisher
rdf:typeschema:Organization
schema:name"Princeton University Press"
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.