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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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