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A Special Law

Adriana Cavarero and Angelo Scola

in Thou Shalt Not Kill

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267347
eISBN:
9780823272341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267347.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Cavarero opens with an exploration of philosopher Emmanuel Lévinas’s interpretation of the sixth commandment as an absolute prohibition of homicide. She turns to the many biblical passages and to the ... More


You Shall Never Kill

Adriana Cavarero and Angelo Scola

in Thou Shalt Not Kill

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267347
eISBN:
9780823272341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267347.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Philosopher Emmanuel Lévinas proposes a radical re-interpretation of the sixth commandment in which the prohibition of homicide holds in all times and all situations. He assigns bloodshed no ... More


Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory

Cary Wolfe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226905136
eISBN:
9780226905129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226905129.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book examines contemporary notions of humanism and ethics by reconstructing a little-known but crucial underground tradition of theorizing the animal from Wittgenstein, Cavell, and Lyotard to ... More


Ethics and the Bible II: The Perverse Commitment to Overcrowding and Doubling in Genesis: Implications for Ethics and Politics

Yvonne Sherwood

in Biblical Interpretation and Method: Essays in Honour of John Barton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645534
eISBN:
9780191755842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645534.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

This chapter seeks to engage with Old Testament ethics, a perennial interest of John Barton’s, by looking at the problem of overcrowding and doubling in the book of Genesis. It looks to origins, ... More


Wrestling with the Angel

Tracy McNulty

in Wrestling with the Angel: Experiments in Symbolic Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161190
eISBN:
9780231537605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161190.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the symbolic dimension of law, with particular emphasis on how the “experimental” dimension of the symbolic is exemplified by the structural role of the written law, as distinct ... More


Between the Saying and the Said: From Self-Reflexivity to Other-Vulnerability in the Research Process1

Kjersti Bjørkeng, Arne Carlsen, and Carl Rhodes

in Language and Communication at Work: Discourse, Narrativity, and Organizing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198703082
eISBN:
9780191772443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703082.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter takes a process approach to language use, power relations, and the ethics of response in organizational research. The chapter starts with a discussion of reflexivity in research and show ... More


You Shall Not Kill

Adriana Cavarero and Angelo Scola

in Thou Shalt Not Kill

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267347
eISBN:
9780823272341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267347.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Scola rejects as self-contradictory the idea that man is a mere part among many parts of a universal whole. He then argues that killing is contradictory because nothing worth killing for is worth ... More


Introduction:: Talking to Strangers

Lee Haiyan

in The Stranger and the Chinese Moral Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804785914
eISBN:
9780804793544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785914.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Introduction situates the book at the intersection of the native Chinese discourse of moral crisis and the ethical turn of the humanities in the West. Borrowing from Georg Simmel, Emmanuel ... More


Epilogue “Metaphors we live by …”

in Socrates and the Jews: Hellenism and Hebraism from Moses Mendelssohn to Sigmund Freud

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226472478
eISBN:
9780226472492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226472492.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The antithesis between Athens and Jerusalem appears to persist even in the age of postmodernity. This is evident in Jacques Derrida's decision to write his 1967 essay “Violence and Metaphysics,” ... More


On Violence: Mimesis, Death Instinct, and Alterity

Gérard Bensussan

in The Weight of Violence: Religion, Language, Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199453726
eISBN:
9780199085293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453726.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter brings together three thinkers of violence – Réne Girard (the notion of ‘mimesis’), Sigmund Freud (his notion of ‘death instinct’), and Emmanuel Lévinas (his ‘phenomenological’- ethical ... More


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