Emmanuel Levinas And The Limits To Ethics

Author: Aryeh Botwinick
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134750420
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Emanuel Levinas and the Limits to Ethics highlights how radically different Jewish ethics is from Christian ethics, and the profound affinities that subsist between Jewish ethics and philosophical and political liberalism. The philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas has captured the imagination of a global constituency who take his absolutizing of ethical demands and his assigning primacy to ethics over all other branches of inquiry in his mapping of Western philosophy to be indicative of a major re-ordering of both personal and cultural identity. It is this re-ordering, they believe, that would restore greater wholeness and value to human life. In this book, Aryeh Botwinick takes issue with both the theoretical analysis that Levinas engages in, and the practical ethical import that he draws from it. Arguing that what Levinas has to say about both skepticism and negative theology can be used to re-route his argument away from the avowed aims of his thought, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Jewish Studies, Ethics and Philosophy.
Emmanuel Levinas and the Limits to Ethics
Language: en
Pages: 234
Authors: Aryeh Botwinick
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-17 - Publisher: Routledge

Emanuel Levinas and the Limits to Ethics highlights how radically different Jewish ethics is from Christian ethics, and the profound affinities that subsist between Jewish ethics and philosophical and political liberalism. The philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas has captured the imagination of a global constituency who take his absolutizing of ethical
Levinas's Politics
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Annabel Herzog
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-24 - Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995) was a French philosopher known for his radical ethics and for his contribution to Jewish thought in his commentaries on Talmudic sources. In Levinas's Politics, Annabel Herzog confronts a major difficulty in Levinas's philosophy: the relationship between ethics and politics. Levinas's ethics describes the encounter with the
Law, Relationality and the Ethical Life
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: Tom Frost
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-31 - Publisher: Routledge

This first book-length study into the influence of Emmanuel Levinas on the thought and philosophy of Giorgio Agamben, Law, Relationality and the Ethical Life, demonstrates how Agamben’s immanent thought can be read as presenting a compelling, albeit flawed, alternative to Levinas’s ethics of the Other. The publication of the English
Levinas, Adorno, and the Ethics of the Material Other
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Eric S. Nelson
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

A provocative examination of the consequences of Levinas’s and Adorno’s thought for contemporary ethics and political philosophy. This book sets up a dialogue between Emmanuel Levinas and Theodor W. Adorno, using their thought to address contemporary environmental and social-political situations. Eric S. Nelson explores the “non-identity thinking” of Adorno and
The Ethics of Emmanuel Levinas
Language: en
Pages: 230
Authors: Diane Perpich
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

This work offers a new interpretation of what Levinas means when he says that we are infinitely responsible to the other person.