Emmanuel Levinas

Emmanuel Levinas : Basic Philosophical Writings

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Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1996) has exerted a profound influence on 20th-century continental philosophy. This anthology, including Levinas's key philosophical texts over a period of more than forty years, provides an ideal introduction to his thought and offers insights into his most innovative ideas. Five of the ten essays presented here appear in English for the first time. An introduction by Adriaan Peperzak outlines Levinas's philosophical development and the basic themes of his writings. Each essay is accompanied by a brief introduction and notes. This collection is an ideal text for students of philosophy concerned with understanding and assessing the work of this major philosopher.show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 16mm | 399.16g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253210798
  • 9780253210791
  • 217,389

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An introduction by Adriaan Peperzak outlines Levinas's philosophical development and the basic themes of his writings. Each essay is accompanied by a brief introduction and notes. This collection is an ideal text for students of philosophy concerned with understanding and assessing the work of this major philosopher.show more

About Chair of Philosophy Adriaan T Peperzak

ADRIAAN T. PEPERZAK is the Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University, Chicago. He is author of To the Other: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas. SIMON CRITCHLEY is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Essex. He is author of The Ethics of Deconstruction and Very Little... Almost Nothing. ROBERT BERNASCONI is Moss Professor of Philosophy at the University of Memphis. He is author of The Question of Language in Heidegger's History of Being.show more

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"... an excellent introduction to the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas." - The Jerusalem Postshow more

Table of contents

Selections:Is Ontology Fundamental?Transcendence and HeightMeaning and SenseEnigma and PhenomenonSubstitutionTruth of Disclosure and Truth of TestimonyEssence and DisinterestednessGod and PhilosophyTranscendence and IntelligibilityPeace and Proximityshow more

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