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Author Cohen, Richard A., 1950-

Title Ethics, exegesis, and philosophy : interpretation after Levinas / Richard A. Cohen
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001


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Description vii, 361 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Introduction: philosophy as ethical exegesis -- Pt. I. Exceeding phenomenology -- 1. Bergson and the emergence of an ecological age -- 2. Science, phenomenology, intuition, and philosophy -- 3. The good work of Edmund Husserl -- 4. Better than a questionable Heidegger -- Pt. II. Good and evil -- 5. Alterity and alteration: development of an opus -- 6. Maternal body/maternal psyche: contra psychoanalytic philosophy -- 7. Humanism and the rights of exegesis -- 8. What good is the Holocaust? On suffering and evil -- 9. Ricoeur and the lure of self-esteem -- 10. In-conclusion
Summary "The reputation and influence of Emmanuel Levinas (1906-95) have grown powerfully in recent years. Well known in France in his lifetime, he has since his death become widely regarded as a major European moral philosopher profoundly shaped by his Jewish background. A pupil of Husserl and Heidegger, Levinas pioneered new forms of exegesis with his postmodern readings of the Talmud, and as an ethicist brought together religious and non-religious, Jewish and non-Jewish traditions of contemporary thought."
"Richard A. Cohen has written a book which uses Levinas's work as its base but goes on to explore broader questions of interpretation in the context of text-based ethical thinking. Levinas's reorientation of philosophy is considered in critical contrast to alternative contemporary approaches such as those found in modern science, psychology, Nietzsche, Freud, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Derrida and Ricoeur. Cohen explores a manner of philosophizing which he terms "ethical exegesis.""--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Lévinas, Emmanuel -- Ethics.
Lévinas, Emmanuel.
Judaism in philosophy
LC no. 00045501
ISBN 0521801583