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Emmanuel Levinas and the Limits to Ethics : A Critique and a Re-Appropriation.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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|Notes:||The priority and primacy of human freedom.|
|Description:||1 online resource (487 pages).|
|Contents:||Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; 1. Introduction; Notes; 2. The routes to the ethical; Ethics and the totality vs. infinity distinction; The primacy of the ethical; The idea of the infinite in Levinas; Levinas and Descartes; Totality and infinity; Notes; 3. The Talmud and liberalism; The Talmud: theorizing ethics from the perspective of the same; Privileging the relationship to the self over the Other in Levinas; Machiavelli, Hobbes and liberalism in Levinasian perspective; Notes; 4. Theory and ideology in Levinas. Religion/secularism and theory/ideology from within the context of Levinas' thoughtMonotheism and skepticism; Maimonides and horizontal transcendence; The relationship between the Other and Others in Maimonides and Levinas; Notes; 5. Levinas and his contemporaries; Buber and Levinas; Derrida and Levinas; Plato, Derrida and Levinas; Ricoeur and Levinas; Parfit and Levinas; Ethics and a generalized agnosticism; Parfit, Freud and Levinas; Epistemology, ethics, circularity and a generalized agnosticism; A generalized agnosticism, Sellars and McDowell; Theory and ideology; Theory and its limits. Notes6. An ethics of theory vs. an ethics of ideology; Aristotle's ethics as an exemplar of an ethics of theory; The mishnah in Avot 4:4 and the Theory of the Mean; Hillel and the moral ontology of the Rabbis; Rabbinic and Maimonidean ethics contrasted with Levinasian ethics; Alasdair Maclntyre and the project of devising an alternative to modernity; Plato's Greater Hippias, the relationship between theory and ideology, and Levinas; The Rabbis and the internalized, metaphorical Other; Rabbi Akiva and the totality vs. infinity distinction. Rabbi Akiva's series of statements in the third chapter of Pirkei AvotHillel as a theological precursor of Rabbi Akiva; Notes; 7. Nietzsche and Levinas; Nietzsche, the Rabbis and Levinas; Theory and practice in Rabbinic Judaism; Notes; 8. Plato and Levinas; Monotheistic religion and Plato; Plato's Cratylus and Theaetetus, skepticism and totality and infinity; Polytheism and monotheism; convergent and divergent thought; Circularity, the political and dialogue in Plato; Notes; 9. Can there be an ethics that is otherwise than being?; The phenomenological background to Otherwise than Being. Popper as a skeptical philosopher of science malgre luiLevinas and Jeanne Delhomme; Levinas and his phenomenological predecessors Husserl and Heidegger; Levinas' ethics as a Christian ethics; Levinas' skepticism juxtaposed to that of Quine and Reb Chaim of Brisk; What does the fate of skepticism in philosophy license Levinas to argue about ethics?; The tension between "diagnosis" and "resolution" in Levinas; Notes; 10. The tension between Levinas' ethics and his political theory; The tension; Being gripped by the human Other as the pre-theoretical moment that renders theorizing possible.|
|Series Title:||Routledge Jewish studies series.|