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The Resource Alterity and transcendence, Emmanuel Levinas ; translated by Michael B. Smith

Alterity and transcendence, Emmanuel Levinas ; translated by Michael B. Smith

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Alterity and transcendence
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Alterity and transcendence
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Emmanuel Levinas ; translated by Michael B. Smith
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
nternationally renowned as one of the great French philosophers of the twentieth century, the late Emmanuel Levinas remains a pivotal figure across the humanistic disciplines for his insistence-against the grain of Western philosophical tradition-on the primacy of ethics in philosophical investigation. This first English translation of a series of twelve essays known as Alterity and Transcendence offers a unique glimpse of Levinas defining his own place in the history of philosophy. Published by a mature thinker between 1967 and 1989, these works exhibit a refreshingly accessible perspective that seasoned admirers and newcomers will appreciate. In today's world, where religious conceptions of exalted higher powers are constantly called into question by theoretical investigation and by the powerful influence of science and technology on our understanding of the universe, has the notion of transcendence been stripped of its significance? In Levinas's incisive model, transcendence is indeed alive―not in any notion of our relationship to a mysterious, sacred realm but in the idea of our worldly, subjective relationships to others. Without presupposing an intimate knowledge of the history of philosophy, Levinas explores the ways in which Plotinus, Descartes, Husserl, and Heidegger have encountered the question of transcendence. In discourses on the concepts of totality and infinity, he locates his own thinking in the context of pre-Socratic philosophers, Aristotle, Leibniz, Spinoza, Kant, and Descartes. Always centering his discussions on the idea of interpersonal relations as the basis of transcendence, Levinas reflects on the rights of individuals (and how they are inextricably linked to those of others), the concept of peace, and the dialogic nature of philosophy. Finally, in interviews conducted by Christian Chabanis and Angelo Bianchi, Levinas responds to key questions not directly addressed in his writings. Throughout, Alterity and Transcendence reveals a commitment to ethics as first philosophy―obliging modern thinkers to investigate not merely the true but the good. --
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Lévinas, Emmanuel
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Transcendence (Philosophy)
  • Other (Philosophy)
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Alterity and transcendence, Emmanuel Levinas ; translated by Michael B. Smith
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-191) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • The Word I, the Word You, the Word God
  • The Proximity of the Other
  • Utopia and Socialism
  • Peace and Right
  • The Prohibition against Representation and 'The Rights of Man'
  • Peace and Proximity
  • The Rights of the Other Man
  • Conversations
  • The Philosopher and Death
  • Violence of the Face
  • Preface
  • Pierre Hayat
  • The Other Transcendence
  • Philosophy and Transcendence
  • Totality and Totalization
  • Infinity
  • Philosophy of Dialogue and First Philosophy
  • Beyond Dialogue
Control code
ocm40338978
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 195 pages
Isbn
9780231116510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)40338978
Label
Alterity and transcendence, Emmanuel Levinas ; translated by Michael B. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-191) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Word I, the Word You, the Word God
  • The Proximity of the Other
  • Utopia and Socialism
  • Peace and Right
  • The Prohibition against Representation and 'The Rights of Man'
  • Peace and Proximity
  • The Rights of the Other Man
  • Conversations
  • The Philosopher and Death
  • Violence of the Face
  • Preface
  • Pierre Hayat
  • The Other Transcendence
  • Philosophy and Transcendence
  • Totality and Totalization
  • Infinity
  • Philosophy of Dialogue and First Philosophy
  • Beyond Dialogue
Control code
ocm40338978
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 195 pages
Isbn
9780231116510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)40338978

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