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Inexhaustible Meaning, Inextinguishable Voices: Levinas and the Holocaust

Robert Eaglestone

in The Holocaust and the Postmodern

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199265930
eISBN:
9780191708596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265930.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks in detail at the work of Emmanuel Levinas. It argues that although he does not often discuss the Holocaust explicitly, it is central to Levinas's thought and to postmodern thought ... More


The Ethics of Uprootedness: Emmanuel Levinas's Postwar Project

in The Figural Jew: Politics and Identity in Postwar French Thought

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226315119
eISBN:
9780226315133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315133.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In “Existentialism and Anti-Semitism,” Emmanuel Levinas claims that Jean-Paul Sartre, in his essay Réflexions sur la question juive, failed to acknowledge the internal meaning and essence of Judaism ... More


 Otherness and the Poetics of Love

John Wall

in Moral Creativity: Paul Ricoeur and the Poetics of Possibility

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195182569
eISBN:
9780199835737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195182561.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

A more complex dimension of moral creativity is involved in the deontological problem of responsibility toward “the other” in the sense of otherness, alterity, or irreducibility to the self. Immanuel ... More


The Other and God

Brian Treanor

in Aspects of Alterity: Levinas, Marcel, and the Contemporary Debate

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226849
eISBN:
9780823235100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226849.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The interconnectedness, even interdependence, of the alterity of other persons and the alterity of God is clearly present in both Gabriel Marcel's and Emmanuel Levinas's work. ... More


To Make the Hands Impure: Art, Ethical Adventure, the Difficult and the Holy

Adam Zachary Newton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263516
eISBN:
9780823266470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263516.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

To Make the Hands Impure explores the act of reading as an embodied practice where ethics becomes a matter of tact—in the doubled sense of touch and regard. With the image of a book lying in the ... More


On Levinas's Gifts to Christian Theology

Robyn Horner

in The Exorbitant: Emmanuel Levinas Between Jews and Christians

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230150
eISBN:
9780823235711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230150.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers some of the ways in which Levinas's thought has been adopted by Christian theologians. The discussion is largely be driven by questions concerning the ... More


Aspects of Alterity: Levinas, Marcel, and the Contemporary Debate

Brian Treanor

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226849
eISBN:
9780823235100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226849.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

“Every other is truly other, but no other is wholly other”. This is the claim that this book defends. Taking up the question of otherness that so fascinates contemporary continental ... More


Concrete Philosophy

Brian Treanor

in Aspects of Alterity: Levinas, Marcel, and the Contemporary Debate

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226849
eISBN:
9780823235100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226849.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

While Emmanuel Levinas's critique is transcendental, Gabriel Marcel's is “concrete” or “existential”. Marcel's existential critique takes two general forms, although, to all ... More


The Nature of Otherness

Brian Treanor

in Aspects of Alterity: Levinas, Marcel, and the Contemporary Debate

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226849
eISBN:
9780823235100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226849.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The divergence that existed between Gabriel Marcel and Emmanuel Levinas continues to fuel a lively philosophical debate, and the jury is still out with respect to the question ... More


Secrecy, Modesty, and the Feminine Kabbalistic Traces In the Thought of Levinas

Elliot R. Wolfson

in The Exorbitant: Emmanuel Levinas Between Jews and Christians

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230150
eISBN:
9780823235711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230150.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Various scholars have discussed the possible affinities between Levinas and kabbalistic tradition, despite his unambiguous critique of mysticism on the grounds that the ... More


Emmanuel Levinas

Brian Treanor

in Aspects of Alterity: Levinas, Marcel, and the Contemporary Debate

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226849
eISBN:
9780823235100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226849.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Emmanuel Levinas's philosophy is extensive enough that a complete treatment of it is beyond the scope of this book. It will have occasion to address many of the themes and ... More


Against Historicism: History, Memory, and Truth

Robert Eaglestone

in The Holocaust and the Postmodern

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199265930
eISBN:
9780191708596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265930.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a new way to understand the relationship between history and truth, drawing on Martin Heidegger and Emmanuel Levinas. It argues that debates about history and representation, ... More


Transcendental Philosophy

Brian Treanor

in Aspects of Alterity: Levinas, Marcel, and the Contemporary Debate

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226849
eISBN:
9780823235100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226849.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter poses questions specific to the philosophy of intersubjectivity as described by Emmanuel Levinas and Gabriel Marcel. It examines Marcel’s work through the eyes of ... More


Effacements: Emmanuel Levinas and Irigaray

Morny Joy

in Divine Love: Luce Irigaray, Women, Gender, and Religion

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719055232
eISBN:
9781781700792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719055232.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explores the writings of Levinas on women and the ‘feminine’. Luce Irigaray and Emmanuel Levinas shared a commitment to reconfiguring contemporary ethics. They both envisage a revised ... More


Introduction: Levinas the Exorbitant

Kevin Hart

in The Exorbitant: Emmanuel Levinas Between Jews and Christians

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230150
eISBN:
9780823235711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230150.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of how the word exorbitant takes us deep into the thoughts of Levinas. It suggests that use of superlatives can constitute a ... More


Against Theology, or “The Devotion of a Theology Without Theodicy”: Levinas on Religion

Richard A. Cohen

in The Exorbitant: Emmanuel Levinas Between Jews and Christians

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230150
eISBN:
9780823235711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230150.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Levinas often uses the term theology in three different senses, two of them strict and one of them relatively loose. The first and broader strict sense in which Levinas uses ... More


Incarnate Historiography and the Problem of Method

John E. Drabinski

in Levinas and the Postcolonial: Race, Nation, Other

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641031
eISBN:
9780748652617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641031.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter addresses the general methodological problem of how to begin analysing Emmanuel Levinas's thinking, arguing that Levinas's thought is best understood as the deployment of a method which ... More


1. The Impasse of Dialogue dialogue.

Jeffrey Dudiak

in The Intrigue of Ethics: A Reading of the Idea of Discourse in the Thought of Emmanuel Levinas

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823220922
eISBN:
9780823235759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823220922.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter traces Levinas's account of dialogue and indicates the impasse into which this model leads regarding the possibility of giving an adequate account of ... More


Reading and Responsibility: Deconstruction's Traces

Derek Attridge

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640089
eISBN:
9780748652112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640089.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is the importance of deconstruction, and the writing of Jacques Derrida in particular, for literary criticism today? This book argues that the challenge of Derrida's work for our understanding ... More


The Figural Jew: Politics and Identity in Postwar French Thought

Sarah Hammerschlag

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226315119
eISBN:
9780226315133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315133.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The rootless Jew, wandering disconnected from history, homeland, and nature, was often the target of early twentieth-century nationalist rhetoric aimed against modern culture. But following World War ... More


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