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Autonomy, or Being Inspired

Gabriela Basterra

in The Subject of Freedom: Kant, Levinas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265145
eISBN:
9780823266883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265145.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter turns to Levinas's deeply Kantian critique of Kant in Otherwise than Being to explore subjectivity as a being affected by something in it that exceeds it. Unconditioned subjectivity ... More


Introduction: Textual Performances in Levinas and Film

Edward Lamberti

in Performing Ethics Through Film Style: Levinas with the Dardenne Brothers, Barbet Schroeder and Paul Schrader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474444002
eISBN:
9781474476621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444002.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introduction begins by exploring how Emmanuel Levinas’s ethical philosophy has been taken up by film theorists to date. Much of this scholarship centres on Levinas’s theories of the Other as ... More


5. The Two Directions in Language: The Reductive and the Re-constructive

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/9780823220922.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter continues the discussion began in Chapter 4 about the two aspects of language — the saying and the said—, bringing these terms and the question of their ... More


4. The Two Aspects of Language: The Saying and the Said

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/9780823220922.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Levinas's analyses of “the saying” and “the said” in Otherwise Than Being are an attempt to give an account of how, at once, my ethical relationship with the other — the ... More


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


Six: “The Writing of the Outside,” (“The Potentialities of Literary Language” in Otherwise than Being)

Gabriel Riera

in Intrigues: From Being to the Other

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226719
eISBN:
9780823235315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226719.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses the “Writing of the outside” or the potentiality of poetic language in Maurice Blanchot's The Madness of the Day and Emmanuel Levinas' Otherwise than ... More


The Ontology of Fracture

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/9780748641031.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter considers how Homi Bhabha's reflections on interstitial space and the problem of nation, narration, and counter-narration provide important occasions for thinking about the problem of ... More


Interview with Emmanuel Levinas

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/9780823226061.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents an interview with Emmanuel Levinas and a discussion of his philosophy. According to Levinas, it requires a certain manner of speaking, of finding in ... More


Je Pense à Vous and La Promesse: From Describing to Performing

Edward Lamberti

in Performing Ethics through Film Style: Levinas with the Dardenne Brothers, Barbet Schroeder and Paul Schrader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474444002
eISBN:
9781474476621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444002.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at two early Dardenne films, Je Pense à Vous (1992) and La Promesse (1996). The gap between these two films proved momentous in the Dardennes’ career, as they were able, after the ... More


The Subject of Freedom: Kant, Levinas

Gabriela Basterra

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265145
eISBN:
9780823266883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265145.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The Subject of Freedom explores the idea of freedom theoretically as the limit that enables thinking, and practically as something other that constitutes subjectivity. Kant's introduction in the ... More


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