In the twenty interviews collected in this volume, seventeen of which appear in English for the first time, Levinas sets forth the central features of his ethical. Emmanuel Levinas () is at the center of the renewed debate over the question of the ethical. In the context of the phenomenological tradition, Levinas. Of the twenty interviews collected in this volume, seventeen appear in English for the first time. In the interviews Levinas sets forth the central features of his.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He also elaborates issues that do not receive extensive treatment in his formal philosophical works, including the question of prephilosophical experiences and the ethical signification of money, justice, and the Ot.
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Describe the connection issue. For even in Husserlian phenomenology, with its heavy emphasis on description, by philosophical work nonetheless Husserl tried to reduce the range of what can be described to simpler principles, such as to the transcendental ego. Find it on Scholar.
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Race, Melancholy, onterviews the Agony of Progress. The informality of the interviews prompts Levinas to address matters about which he is reticent in his published works, notably the relation of his ethical philosophy to theological questions, the intrication of the Hebrew Bible in Greek iy, his substantial corpus of “nonphilosophical” or “confessional” writings on the Talmud, and recollections of his extraordinary talmudic teacher, Shoshani.
Ethics occurs in the interlocutionary relation to the other, and interpellation a kind of interruption by speaking is the essential feature of ethical language. In Levinas’s later thought following “Totality and Infinity”, he argued that our responsibility for the other was already rooted within our subjective constitution.
Physical description p ; 23 cm. In the interviews Levinas sets forth the central features of his ethical philosophy, previously enunciated in Totality and Infinityin a language that bridges to the idiom of his later work.
Apr 26, Konrad rated it it was ok Shelves: Is It Righteous to Be? The language is distinctively accessible, and therefore, available and of importance to a wide range of readers. Ethics occurs in the interlocutionary relation to the other, and interpellation—a kind of interruption by speaking—is the essential feature of ethical language.
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The Vocation of the Other John rated it liked it Jul 07, This would be in a Revision While I generally agree with the direction of the statements that Levinas puts out, I don’t think he qualifies as a philosopher nor his thought as philosophy since so much of his work consists of oracular pronouncements that don’t even attempt to give reasons, even in principle.
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On Jewish Philosophy He also elaborates issues that do not receive extensive treatment in his formal philosophical works, including the witu of prephilosophical experiences and the ethical signification of money, justice, and the State. However, with all this, I see no serious intellectual work that gives the detail to these big florid claims so as to justify the invocation of the grand concepts of Being, ontology, metaphysics, or totality involved in these claims.
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