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Emmanuel Levinas: Basic Philosophical Writings (Studies in Continental Thought)

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Emmanuel Levinas (1906 - 1996) has exerted a profound influence on 20th-century continental philosophy. This anthology, including Levinas's key philosophical texts over a period of more than forty years, provides an ideal introduction to his thought, and offers insights into his most innovative ideas. Five of the ten essays presented here appear in English for the first time. An introduction by Adriaan Peperzak outlines Levinas's philosophical development and the basic themes of his writings. Each essay is accompanied by a brief introduction and notes. This collection is an ideal text for students of philosophy concerned with understanding and assessing the work of this major philosopher.

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An introduction by Adriaan Peperzak outlines Levinas's philosophical development and the basic themes of his writings. Each essay is accompanied by a brief introduction and notes. This collection is an ideal text for students of philosophy concerned with understanding and assessing the work of this major philosopher.

Synopsis:

Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1996) has exerted a profound influence on 20th-century continental philosophy. This anthology, including Levinas's key philosophical texts over a period of more than forty years, provides an ideal introduction to his thought and offers insights into his most innovative ideas. Five of the ten essays presented here appear in English for the first time. An introduction by Adriaan Peperzak outlines Levinas's philosophical development and the basic themes of his writings. Each essay is accompanied by a brief introduction and notes. This collection is an ideal text for students of philosophy concerned with understanding and assessing the work of this major philosopher.

About the Author

ADRIAAN T. PEPERZAK is the Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University, Chicago. He is author of To the Other: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas. SIMON CRITCHLEY is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Essex. He is author of The Ethics of Deconstruction and Very Little... Almost Nothing. ROBERT BERNASCONI is Moss Professor of Philosophy at the University of Memphis. He is author of The Question of Language in Heidegger's History of Being.

Table of Contents

Selections:

Is Ontology Fundamental?

Transcendence and Height

Meaning and Sense

Enigma and Phenomenon

Substitution

Truth of Disclosure and Truth of Testimony

Essence and Disinterestedness

God and Philosophy

Transcendence and Intelligibility

Peace and Proximity

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780253210791
Editor:
Peperzak, Adriaan Theodoor
Editor:
Critchley, Simon
Editor:
Critchley, Simon
Editor:
Bernasconi, Robert
Editor:
Peperzak, Adriaan Theodoor
Author:
Bernasconi, Robert
Author:
Peperzak, Adriaan Theodoor
Author:
Levinas, Emmanuel
Author:
Critchley, Simon
Author:
Peperzak, Adriaan T.
Editor:
Bernasconi, Robert
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
General Philosophy
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Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Studies in Continental Thought (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. 315
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.24 x 6.18 x 0.66 in

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An introduction by Adriaan Peperzak outlines Levinas's philosophical development and the basic themes of his writings. Each essay is accompanied by a brief introduction and notes. This collection is an ideal text for students of philosophy concerned with understanding and assessing the work of this major philosopher.
"Synopsis" by , Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1996) has exerted a profound influence on 20th-century continental philosophy. This anthology, including Levinas's key philosophical texts over a period of more than forty years, provides an ideal introduction to his thought and offers insights into his most innovative ideas. Five of the ten essays presented here appear in English for the first time. An introduction by Adriaan Peperzak outlines Levinas's philosophical development and the basic themes of his writings. Each essay is accompanied by a brief introduction and notes. This collection is an ideal text for students of philosophy concerned with understanding and assessing the work of this major philosopher.
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