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The philosopher's gaze : modernity in the shadows of enlightenment

Author: David Michael Kleinberg-Levin
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"David Michael Levin's ongoing exploration of the moral character and enlightenment-potential of vision takes a new direction in The Philosopher's Gaze. Levin examines texts by Descartes, Husserl, Wittgenstein, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Benjamin, Merleau-Ponty, and Levinas, using our culturally dominant mode of perception and the philosophical discourse it has generated as the site for his critical reflections on the
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Michael Kleinberg-Levin
ISBN: 0520217802 9780520217805
OCLC Number: 40359316
Description: ix, 493 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Foreshadowings --
Outside the Text: Thoughts on a Painting by Chardin --
Blindness, Violence, Compassion? --
Minima Moralia --
II. Introduction --
The Discursive Construction of the Philosophical Gaze --
The Importance of Phenomenology --
III. The Philosophers. 1. Descartes's Window. 2. Husserl's Transcendental Gaze: Controlling Unruly Metaphors. 3. The Glasses on Our Nose: Wittgenstein's Optics and the Illusions of Philosophy. 4. Gestalt Gestell Geviert: The Way of the Lighting. 5. The Field of Vision: Intersections of the Visible and the Invisible in Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty. 6. Outside the Subject: Merleau-Ponty's Chiasmic Vision. 7. The Invisible Face of Humanity: Levinas on the Justice of the Gaze.
Responsibility: David Michael Levin.
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This collection of essays presents an ongoing exploration of the moral character and enlightenment-potential of vision. It examines texts by Descartes, Husserl, Wittgensein, Nietzsche, Heidegger,  Read more...

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"[The reader] will find that Levin is saying something very direct and very powerful: Western philosophy needs a more explicit moral dimension."--"The Phillipian

 
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