Amsterdam Studies in Jewish Philosophy

Levinas in Jerusalem: Phenomenology, Ethics, Politics, Aesthetics

Editors: Hansel, Joelle (Ed.)

  • Coverage focuses on the many interactions between Levinas’s philosophical writings and his Jewish ones, many other studies separate the two
  • Examines the relationship between Levinas’s ethics and his politics, a field that evokes a growing interest in academic circles as well as in the larger audience
  • Presents papers written by world renowned Levinas scholars as well as by young promising ones
  • Deals with issues that remain largely uncharted in the field of Levinas’s studies: aesthetics, Eros and the Feminine
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A disciple of Husserl and Heidegger, a contemporary of Sartre and Merleau-Ponty, Levinas entirely renewed the way of thinking ethics in our times. In contrast to the whole tradition of Western philosophy, he considered ethics neither as an aspiration to individual perfection, nor as the highest branch in the Cartesian tree of knowledge, but as “first philosophy”. By putting into question the priority of Being, by seeing responsibility for the other person as the very structure of subjectivity, Levinas initiated a new understanding of time, freedom or language. This book is a collection of papers given at the International Conference “Levinas in Jerusalem” held at the Hebrew University in May 2002. 2006 marks the Centennial of Levinas’s birth. At this occasion, this book gives an overview of the most fecund areas of research in Levinas scholarship. By bringing together historians of philosophy, phenomenologists, specialists in Jewish thought and Talmud, as well as in politics and aesthetics, it relates to his work as a whole, dealing with his philosophical writings and with his Jewish-Talmudic ones. The authors – worldwide renowned scholars and young promising ones – investigate Levinas’s relationship to Bergson, Husserl and Heidegger, his conception of Justice and the State, his view of Aesthetics, Eros and the Feminine.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Presence of Being and Time in Totality and Infinity

    Taminiaux, Jacques

    Pages 3-22

  • The Theoretical to the Rescue of Levinas

    Salanskis, Jean-Michel

    Pages 23-43

  • Leaving the Climate of Heidegger’s Thinking

    Critchley, Simon

    Pages 45-55

  • Ethics and Politics in the Thought of Emmanuel Levinas

    Hansel, Georges

    Pages 59-74

  • Necessity and Legitimacy of the State

    Delhom, Pascal

    Pages 75-90

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eBook $169.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Levinas in Jerusalem: Phenomenology, Ethics, Politics, Aesthetics
Editors
  • Joelle Hansel
Series Title
Amsterdam Studies in Jewish Philosophy
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6248-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6248-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6247-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7582-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 205
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