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Discovering Levinas

Author: Michael L Morgan
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Morgan demystifies Levinas by examining his unfamiliar and surprising vocabulary, interpreting texts with an eye to clarity, and arguing that Levinas can be understood as a philosopher of the  Read more...

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Named Person: Emmanuel Lévinas; Emmanuel Lévinas; Emmanuel Lévinas; Emmanuel Lévinas
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael L Morgan
ISBN: 9780521872591 0521872596 0511289278 9780511289279
OCLC Number: 166314181
Description: xxi, 504 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Auschwitz, politics, and the twentieth century; 2. Phenomenology and transcendental philosophy; 3. The ethical content of the face-to-face; 4. Philosophy, totality, and the everyday; 5. Meaning, culture, and language; 6. Subjectivity and the self; 7. God and philosophy; 8. Time, Messianism, and diachrony; 9. Ethical realism and contemporary moral philosophy; 10. Beyond language and expressibility; 11. Judaism, ethics, and religion; Conclusion: Levinas and the primacy of the ethical: Kant, Kierkegaard, and Derrida; Appendix. Facing reasons: agent-neutral reasons and Levinasian ethics.
Responsibility: Michael L. Morgan.
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