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Author Morgan, Michael L., 1944-

Title Discovering Levinas / Michael L. Morgan
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007

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 MELB  194 Levina Mor/Dle  DUE 30-06-20
Description xxi, 504 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Auschwitz, Politics, and the Twentieth Century -- Levinas on Grossman's Life and Fate -- Auschwitz and Levinas's Thought -- Political Reflections -- Zionism, Politics, and Messianism -- Responsibility and Forgiveness -- 2. Phenomenology and Transcendental Philosophy -- A Preliminary Sketch -- Interpreting Levinas's Approach -- Transcendental Philosophy -- An Objection -- 3. The Ethical Content of the Face-to-Face -- The Social, the Face, and the Ethical -- The Call of the Face -- The Face-to-Face and Acknowledgment -- Later Thoughts on Ethics and the Face -- 4. Philosophy, Totality, and the Everyday -- Philosophy and the Everyday -- Totality and the Infinite -- Ethics Beyond Totality -- Levinas and Rosenzweig -- Totality, Infinity, and Beyond -- 5. Meaning, Culture, and Language -- Meaning, Relativism, and the Ethical -- Meaning and Language -- Ethics and Communication: The Saying and the Said -- 6. Subjectivity and the Self -- Modernity and the Self -- The Early Stage -- Responsibility and Passivity -- The Self and Contemporary Philosophy -- Levinas and Davidson -- Levinas and McDowell -- Levinas and Taylor -- 7. God and Philosophy -- God and the Philosophical Tradition -- Early Works -- Later Stage: The Trace and Illeity -- Philosophy, God, and Theology -- God, Ethics, and Contemporary Philosophy -- 8. Time, Messianism, and Diachrony -- Thinking about Time -- Early Reflections on Time -- Rosenzweig and Levinas on Eschatology -- Diachrony and Responsibility -- 9. Ethical Realism and Contemporary Moral Philosophy -- Ethics and the Everyday -- O'Neill's Ethics and Practical Reason -- Levinas and O'Neill -- McDowell's Naturalism of Second Nature -- Korsgaard and the Perception of Reasons -- Levinas's Universalism and Pluralism -- Taylor's Ethical Pluralism -- What Kind of Moral Thinker Is Levinas? -- Cavell's Emersonian Perfectionism -- Is Levinas a Moral Perfectionist? -- Levinas on Ethics and Politics -- Levinas's Single-Mindedness -- 10. Beyond Language and Expressibility -- Levinas's Language -- Levinas and Skepticism: Time and Absolute Diachrony -- Skepticism in Otherwise Than Being -- Two Interpretations of Levinas and Skepticism -- Derrida's Challenge -- Contemporary Philosophy and the Limits of Thought and Language -- Frege, Wittgenstein, and Nonsense -- Ethics and the Limits of Language -- 11. Judaism, Ethics, and Religion -- Athens and Jerusalem -- An Austere Humanism -- Ethics and Prayer -- The Holocaust and the End of Theodicy -- Responding to Suffering -- Revelation in Judaism -- Ritual and the Law -- Ethics and Education -- Reading Jewish Texts -- Translating the Bible and the Talmud -- Interpreting Levinas on Interpretation -- Eschatology, Ethics, and Politics -- Levinas's Zionism -- Ethical Messianism -- Conclusion: Levinas and the Primacy of the Ethical - Kant, Kierkegaard, and Derrida -- Appendix. Facing Reasons -- The Face as a Reason to Act -- Nagel on Agent-Neutral Reasons -- Korsgaard's Critique of Nagel -- Darwall and Intersubjective Value -- Placing Levinas -- Levinas and Contemporary Ethics -- Some Concrete Cases
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject LĂ©vinas, Emmanuel.
Philosophy, French -- 20th century.
LC no. 2006030993
ISBN 9780521872591 (hbk.)
0521872596 (hbk.)