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Levinas and Kierkegaard in dialogue

Author: Merold Westphal
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2008.
Series: Indiana series in the philosophy of religion.
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Few philosophers have devoted more than passing attention to similarities between the thought of Soren Kierkegaard, a Danish Christian, and Emmanuel Levinas, a French Jew. Here, one of philosophy of religion's most distinctive voices offers a sustained comparison. Focusing on questions surrounding otherness, transcendence, postmodernity, and the nature of religious thought, Merold Westphal draws readers into a  Read more...
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Westphal, Merold.
Levinas and Kierkegaard in dialogue.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007039623
(OCoLC)173480621
Named Person: Emmanuel Lévinas; Søren Kierkegaard; Søren Kierkegaard; Emmanuel Lévinas
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Merold Westphal
ISBN: 9780253003140 0253003148 9786612263194 6612263199
OCLC Number: 438873417
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 185 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgments --
List of abbreviations --
Introduction --
pt. 1. Revelation --
1. Revelation as immediacy --
2. Revelation as enigma and paradox --
pt. 2. God --
3. Teleological suspensions --
4. Commanded love and divine transcendence --
pt. 3. Heteronomy --
5. The trauma of transcendence as heteronomous intersubjectivity --
6. Transcendence, heteronomy, and the birth of the responsible self --
pt. 4. Reversal --
7. The "logic" of solidarity --
8. Inverted intentionality : being addressed --
Notes --
Index.
Series Title: Indiana series in the philosophy of religion.
Responsibility: Merold Westphal.
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