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Prophetic politics : Emmanuel Levinas and the sanctification of suffering

Author: Philip J Harold
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©2009.
Series: Series in Continental thought.
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In Prophetic Politics, Philip J. Harold offers an original interpretation of the political dimension of Emmanuel Levinas's thought. Harold argues that Levinas's mature position in Otherwise Than Being breaks radically with the dialogical inclinations of his earlier Totality and Infinity and that transformation manifests itself most clearly in the peculiar nature of Levinas's relationship to politics. Levinas's  Read more...
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Harold, Philip J.
Prophetic politics.
Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009028435
Named Person: Emmanuel Lévinas; Emmanuel Levinas; Emmanuel Lévinas
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip J Harold
ISBN: 9780821443156 0821443151
OCLC Number: 742512941
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 284 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
Death, escape, and thinking beyond being --
Play and responsibility --
The philosophical ethics of totality and infinity --
The turning point : "violence and metaphysics" --
Tradition and finite freedom --
The political reversal of substitution --
Justice and incommunicable suffering.
Series Title: Series in Continental thought.
Responsibility: Philip J. Harold.

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Offers an original interpretation of the political dimension of Emmanuel Levinas' thought. This book highlights the relevance of the phenomenological tradition to contemporary ethical and political  Read more...

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