9780268013141-0268013144-Levinas: An Introduction

Levinas: An Introduction

ISBN-13: 9780268013141
ISBN-10: 0268013144
Edition: 1
Author: Davis Jr., Colin
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Format: Paperback 168 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780268013141
ISBN-10: 0268013144
Edition: 1
Author: Davis Jr., Colin
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Format: Paperback 168 pages

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Acknowledged authors Davis Jr., Colin wrote Levinas: An Introduction comprising 168 pages back in 1997. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0268013144 and 9780268013141. Since then Levinas: An Introduction textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in the work of Emmanuel Levinas, widely recognized as one of the most important yet difficult philosophers of the twentieth century. In this much-needed introduction, Davis unpacks the concepts at the center of Levinas's thought-alterity, the Other, the face, infinity-concepts which have previously presented readers with major problems of interpretation. Davis traces the development of Levinas's thought over six decades, describing the context in which he worked, and the impact of his writings. He argues that Levinas' work remains tied to the ontological tradition with which he wants to break, and demonstrates how his later writing tries to overcome this dependency by its increasingly disruptive, sometimes opaque, textual practice. He discusses Levinas’s theological writings and his relationship to Judiasm, as well as the reception of his work by contemporary thinkers, arguing that the influence of his work has led to a growing interest in ethical issues among poststructuralist and postmodernist thinkers in recent years.

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