Death and Responsibility

Death and Responsibility : The "Work" of Levinas

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Richly informed by readings of Heidegger, Derrida, and Blanchot, the author argues that the notion of responsibility at the heart of Levinas's notion of ethics is intimately dependent upon his account of death.
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  • Paperback | 123 pages
  • 149.61 x 227.58 x 8.13mm | 191g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791440788
  • 9780791440780
  • 1,384,233

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"Dennis King Keenan is an extremely perceptive reader of texts. His method, comparison and juxtaposition to create a kind of textual layering, elicits original insights into Levinas, Heidegger, Blanchot, and Derrida. The approach to Levinas by way of Blanchot's 'step/not beyond' and the concept of the double origin render a significant contribution to Levinas studies and to analyzing the relation of Levinas to Heidegger, Derrida, and Blanchot." -- Edith Wyschogrod, coeditor of Lacan and Theological Discourse "This book is a sophisticated, nuanced deconstructive reading of Levinas. I heartily agree with its main thesis; until now this connection has not been adequately dealt with in any other book-length discussion of Levinas's work." -- Simon Critchley, coeditor of Deconstructive Subjectivities
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About Dennis King Keenan

Dennis King Keenan is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Fairfield University.
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