The Cambridge Introduction to Emmanuel Levinas

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  • 1139064975
  • 9780521193023
  • 9781139064972
  • 9781139063081
This book provides a clear and helpful overview of the thought of Emmanuel Levinas, one of the most significant and interesting philosophers of the late twentieth century. Michael L. Morgan presents an overall interpretation of Levinas' central principle that human existence is fundamentally ethical and that its ethical character is grounded in our face-to-face relationships. He explores the religious, cultural and political implications of this insight for modern Western culture and how it relates to our conception of selfhood and what it is to be a person, our understanding of the ground of moral values, our experience of time and the meaning of history, and our experience of religious concepts and discourse. Includes an annotated list of recommended readings and a selected bibliography of books by and about Levinas. An excellent introduction to Levinas for readers unfamiliar with his work and even for those without a background in philosophy.
  • Cambridge University Press; March 2011
  • ISBN 9781139064972
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  • Title: The Cambridge Introduction to Emmanuel Levinas
  • Author: Michael L. Morgan
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1139064975
  • 9780521193023
  • 9781139064972
  • 9781139063081

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'The writings of Emmanuel Levinas deserve a place as central to the discipline of moral philosophy. Michael Morgan's riveting study provides a point of access available to all. Crossing the range of Levinas's thought, Morgan provides [a] model of philosophical elaboration: patient, interrogative, and, at every turn, argumentatively suggestive. This book immediately takes its place as the best introduction to Levinas's philosophy available.' J. M. Bernstein, New School for Social Research

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1139064975
  • 9780521193023
  • 9781139064972
  • 9781139063081