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Addressing Levinas (Northwestern University Studies in Phenomenology & Existenti)by Antje Kapust
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At a time of great and increasing interest in the work of Emmanuel Levinas, this volume draws readers into what Levinas described as "philosophy itself"--"a discourse always addressed to another." Thus the philosopher himself provides the thread that runs through these essays on his writings, one guided by the importance of the fact of being addressed--the significance of the Saying much more than the Said. The authors, leading Levinas scholars and interpreters from across the globe, explore the philosopher's relationship to a wide range of intellectual traditions, including theology, philosophy of culture, Jewish thought, phenomenology, and the history of philosophy. They also engage Levinas's contribution to ethics, politics, law, justice, psychoanalysis and epistemology, among other themes.
In their radical singularity, these essays reveal the inalienable alterity at the heart of Levinas's ethics. At the same time, each essay remains open to the others, and to the perspectives and positions they advocate. Thus the volume, in its quality and diversity, enacts an authentic encounter with Levinas's thought, embodying an intellectual ethics by virtue of its style. Bringing together contributions from philosophy, theology, literary theory, gender studies, and political theory, this book offers a deeper and more thorough encounter with Levinas's ethics than any yet written.
About the Author
Eric Sean Nelson is a visiting assistant professor at the University of Toledo in Ohio.
Antje Kapust is a Privat Dozent at Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany.
Kent Still is currently finishing his dissertation at Emory University.
Table of Contents
1. Strange Fire, by Jill Robbins
2. The Responsibility of Irresponsibility: Taking (Yet) Another Look at the Akedah, by Claire Elise Katz
3. Beyond Outrage: The Delirium of Responsibility in Levinas's Scene of Persecutio, by James Hatley
4. The Strangeness in the Ethical Discourse of Emmanuel Levinas, by Wayne Froman
5. Levinas: A Transdisciplinary Thinker, by Michael B. Smith
6. Between Betrayal and Betrayal: Epistemology and Ethics in Derrida's Debt to Levinas, by Margret Grebowicz
7. Levinas on the Saying and the Said, by Bernhard Waldenfels
8. Bare Humanity, by Alphonso Lingis
9. The Other Side of Intentionality, by Leslie Macavoy
10. Face and Revelation: Levinas on Teaching as Way-Faring, by Anthony Steinbock
11. Being and the Other: Ethics and Ontology in Levinas and Heidegger, by François Raffoul
12. Some Questions for My Levinasian Friends, by David Wood
13. Levinas and the Struggle for Existence, by Robert Bernasconi
14. Wealth and Justice in a U-topian Context, by John Drabinski
15. Persecution: The Self at the Heart of Metaphysics, by David Michael Kleinberg-Levin
16. Returning Violence, by Antje Kapust
17. Levinasian Responsibility and Freudian Analysis: Is the Unthinkable an Un-conscious?, by Bettina Bergo
18. Sensible Subjects: Levinas and Irigaray on Incarnation and Ethics, by Diane Perpich
19. Conditions: The Politics of Ontology and the Temporality of the Feminine, by Tina Chanter
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