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The twilight of Jewish philosophy : Emmanuel Lévinas' ethical hermeneutics

Author: Tamra Wright
Publisher: Amsterdam : Harwood Academic Publishers, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Emmanual Levinas (1906-1995) is acknowledged as one of the great Jewish thinkers of the 20th century, yet during his lifetime he refused the label "Jewish philosopher". This book explores the  Read more...

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Named Person: Emmanuel Lévinas; Emmanuel Lévinas; Emmanuel Lévinas; Emmanuel Lévinas; Emmanuel Lévinas; Emmanuel - Morale Lévinas
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tamra Wright
ISBN: 9057023504 9789057023507
OCLC Number: 41478834
Description: xvii, 180 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ethical philosophy: introduction; Levinas' critique of Western philosophy; ethical philosophy; Levinas' method; the Holocaust and Western philosophy; conclusion. Humanism and ethics: introduction; humanism and anti-humanism; towards a new humanism; conclusion. Is Levinas' ethics theological?: introduction; totality and infinity; Levinas' later work; conclusion. Post-holocaust Judaism: introduction; ethics and the "614th commandment"; Judaism as ethical teaching - Levinas' hebraic humanism; conclusion. "Translating the Bible into Greek" - Levinas' ethical hermeneutics: introduction; Levinas' talmudic commentaries; Athens and Jerusalem; Levinas' talmudic hermeneutic. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Tamra Wright.
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