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Postmodern ethics, emptiness, and literature : encounters between East and West

Author: Jae-seong Lee
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2015]
Series: Studies in comparative philosophy and religion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An interdisciplinary study of postmodern ethics and literary criticism from the perspective of Chan/Seon/Zen Buddhism, this book combines the tradition of Western metaphysics and its contact with  Read more...

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Named Person: Emmanuel Lévinas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jae-seong Lee
ISBN: 9781498519205 1498519202
OCLC Number: 920017770
Awards: Winner of 7th Wonhyo Buddhist Academic Award.
Description: xxvii, 261 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: CHAPTER I Postmodernism through Levinasian Ethics to Buddhist PhilosophyCHAPTER II Levinasian Ethics and Other Postmodern Ethical TheoriesCHAPTER III Positivity toward Infinity: Levinas, Buddhism, and LiteratureCHAPTER IV Searching for a Breakthrough to the No Self or Real I: Ch'an/Seon/Zen, Levinasian Ethics, and Literary ReadingCHAPTER V A Process of Awakening in a Religious Narrative: The Book of JobCHAPTER VI Gothic Excess as the Trace of the Other or the Real I: A Levinasian and Buddhist Approach to the Terror Mood of Dracula CHAPTER VII Desire for the Infinity of the Other and the Excess of the Terror Mood in Frankenstein Conclusion: Time for the True Encounter between East and West
Series Title: Studies in comparative philosophy and religion.
Responsibility: Jae-seong Lee ; foreword by Henry Sussman.

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Lee diligently and methodically surveys the major views in postmodern ethics against the background of traditional Western philosophy, i.e., modern metaphysics of presence. This involves an erudite Read more...

 
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