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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 Logic of Principia Mathematica

Peter Hylton

in Russell, Idealism, and the Emergence of Analytic Philosophy

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240181
eISBN:
9780191597763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019824018X.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Here the concern is with the logic underlying Whitehead and Russell's Principia Mathematica and with the relation of that logic to Russell's underlying metaphysics. The author emphasizes the fact ... More


Conclusion

George Slusser

in Gregory Benford

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038228
eISBN:
9780252096037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038228.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This conclusion considers one particular aspect of Gregory Benford's science fiction, an open process of creation, which means not only his interest in collaborating with other writers, but in ... More


Plato as seen by Aristotle Plato as seen by Aristotle Metaphysics A 6

Carlos Steel

in Aristotle's Metaphysics Alpha: Symposium Aristotelicum

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199639984
eISBN:
9780191743337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639984.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In chapter 6 Aristotle introduces Plato's views on the first principles. In the first part Aristotle offers a plausible account on how Plato came to develop the doctrine of the Forms. The second ... More


Abstraction and Infinity

Paolo Mancosu

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198746829
eISBN:
9780191809095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746829.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, History of Philosophy

The book provides an original investigation of historical and systematic aspects of the notions of abstraction and infinity and their interaction. The notion of abstraction in question is that ... More


Words of Welcome: Hospitality in the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas

RICHARD KEARNEY and KASCHA SEMONOVITCH

in Phenomenologies of the Stranger: Between Hostility and Hospitality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234615
eISBN:
9780823240722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234615.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Emmanuel Levinas signals the importance of hospitality for his approach to ethics and religion about two-thirds of the way through his first major work, Totality and Infinity. This chapter traces a ... More


Levinas: Love, Justice and Responsibility

Linnell Secomb

in Philosophy and Love: From Plato to Popular Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623679
eISBN:
9780748671854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623679.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores Emmanuel Levinas' ethics of love along with a reading of Marguerite Duras' Hiroshima, mon amour. Hiroshima, mon amour affixes Levinas' ethics. Levinas recognizes the ... More


2. Original Plurality: The Terms of Discourse

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/9780823220922.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents Levinas's idea of discourse, as proposed in the pages of Totality and Infinity, as providing a description of the conditions of possibility for ... More


6. The Moment of Responsibility: Time and Eternity

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/9780823220922.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter continues the discussion in Chapter 5, showing how the possible impossibility that is discourse is illuminated and deepened in Levinas's analysis of ... More


Coupling Royce's Temporalism with Levinasian Insights

Dwayne A. Tunstall

in Yes, But Not Quite: Encountering Josiah Royce's Ethico-Religious Insight

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230549
eISBN:
9780823235919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230549.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines how Royce could make the ethico-religious dimension of his temporalism explicit by incorporating certain insights from Emmanuel Levinas's ... More


Ethics of Entanglement

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/9780748641031.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the issues of otherness in relation to Edouard Glissant's account of entanglement. It suggests that an interpretation of Emmanuel Levinas as a post-Shoah thinker opens up ... 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


Creature Discomforts: Levinas’s Interpretation of Creation Ex Nihilo

Jeffrey Hanson

in Being-in-Creation: Human Responsibility in an Endangered World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264995
eISBN:
9780823266876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264995.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In “Creature Discomforts”, Jeffrey Hanson argues that, contrary to other interpretations, the trope of creation ex nihilo plays, with some minor changes and development, a significant role throughout ... More


Levinas and Hillel's Questions

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presupposes the bond between philosophy and Judaism without attempting to develop this line of analysis in detail. It shows a deep and unmanifest connection ... More


Profligacy, Parsimony, and the Ethics of Expenditure in the Philosophy of Levinas

Edith Wyschogrod

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/9780823230150.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins by taking into account alternative views of the ethical subject in Levinas's thought by turning first to its emergence following the coming into being of ... More


‘A Struggle between Two Infinities’: Jean-Luc Nancy on Marx’s Revolution and Ours

Jason E. Smith

in Nancy and the Political

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748683178
eISBN:
9781474408684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683178.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In Jean-Luc Nancy's text “Urbi et Orbi,” we read what is perhaps his most dramatic formulation of the relation between communism, a theme that has haunted his work for more than two decades, and ... More


“Honest Indignation Is The Voice Of God”: Blake And Political Theology

Kir Kuiken

in Imagined Sovereignties: Toward a New Political Romanticism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257676
eISBN:
9780823261758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257676.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores how William Blake, through his revaluation of the imagination as a form of “poetic genius,” creates an alternative political theology to the one that produced traditional ... More


The Infinite Modes

Yitzhak Y. Melamed

in Spinoza's Metaphysics: Substance and Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780195394054
eISBN:
9780199347476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394054.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

The fourth chapter is dedicated to Spinoza's concept of the infinite modes, apparently the only Spinozist concept that has no equivalent among his predecessors or contemporaries. The issue of the ... More


From Eschatology to Awaiting: Futurity in Levinas

Neal Deroo

in Futurity in Phenomenology: Promise and Method in Husserl, Levinas, and Derrida

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823244645
eISBN:
9780823252749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244645.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues for the centrality of futurity for all of Levinas’s thought. It begins by explaining the central role that the future plays in the early works, focusing especially on Time and the ... More


Purpose Theory II: Advancing Objections

Thaddeus Metz

in Meaning in Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199599318
eISBN:
9780191747632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599318.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers arguments against purpose theory, first rebutting some influential objections to it in the literature, many of which claim that it would be disrespectful of persons, and hence ... More


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