Emmanuel Levinas: Basic Philosophical Writings

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Indiana University Press, Jan 1, 1996 - Philosophy - 201 pages
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Emmanuel Levinas (1906–1996) has exerted a profound influence on 20th-century continental philosophy. This anthology, including Levinas's key philosophical texts over a period of more than forty years, provides an ideal introduction to his thought and offers insights into his most innovative ideas. Five of the ten essays presented here appear in English for the first time. An introduction by Adriaan Peperzak outlines Levinas's philosophical development and the basic themes of his writings. Each essay is accompanied by a brief introduction and notes. This collection is an ideal text for students of philosophy concerned with understanding and assessing the work of this major philosopher.

  

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Not an easy read by any stretch of the imagination--Levinas wrote some of the most exacting and tortuous prose out there. Thankfully the editors (I'm a fan of Simon Critchley in particular) are there ... Read full review

Review: Emmanuel Levinas: Basic Philosophical Writings (Studies in Continental Thought)

User Review  - Chary - Goodreads

This book gave me mind bending hell in undergrad; yet, it remains in my mind as the book that taught me everything I know about disection of all forms and genres of media, ie in terms of searching for ... Read full review

Contents

Is Ontology Fundamental?
1
Meaning and Sense
33
Enigma and Phenomenon
65
Substitution
79
Truth of Disclosure and Truth of Testimony
97
God and Philosophy
129
Transcendence and Intelligibility
149
Notes
171
Index
195
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ADRIAAN T. PEPERZAK is the Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University, Chicago. He is author of To the Other: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas. SIMON CRITCHLEY is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Essex. He is author of The Ethics of Deconstruction and Very Little... Almost Nothing. ROBERT BERNASCONI is Moss Professor of Philosophy at the University of Memphis. He is author of The Question of Language in Heidegger's History of Being.

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