Ethics as First Philosophy: The Signiificance of Emmanuel Levinas for Philosophy, Literature, and Religion

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Adriaan Theodoor Peperzak
Psychology Press, 1995 - Philosophy - 251 pages
In Ethics as First Philosophy, Adrian P. Peperzak brings together a wide range of essays by leading international scholars to discuss the work of the 20th century French philosopher, Emmanuel Levinas. The first book of its kind, this collection explores the significance of Levinas' texts for the study of philosophy, psychology and religion. Offering a complete account of the most recent research on Levinas, Ethics as First Philosophy is an extraordinary overview of the various approaches which have been adopted in interpreting the work of a revolutionary but difficult contemporary thinker.
 

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Contents

and the Hebraic Tradition
3
Height and Nearness Jewish Dimensions
13
A Peoples Witness beyond Politics
25
Response and Responsibility in Levinas
39
Reply to Bernhard Waldenfels Response and
53
Levinass Ethics A Normative
59
The Notion of Persecution in Levinass
69
Only the Persecuted
77
The Art in Ethics Aesthetics Objectivity
137
Levinass Teleological Suspension of the Religious
151
Theology and the Philosophy of Religion
161
Tracing Responsibility in Levinass Ethical Thought
173
Transcendence
185
Response to Adriaan Peperzak on Transcendence
193
Amen
199
Adieu a dieu aDieu
211

The Riddle of the Preoriginal
87
On Resorting to an Ethical Language
95
Nonintentional Affectivity Affective
107
The Irresponsible Subject
123
Facies Hippocratica
223
Contributors
235
Index
239
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