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Levinas and the Political (Thinking the Political)

by Howard Caygill

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


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ISBN 100415112486
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According to Howard Caygill, in his book Levinas and the Political, “the question of the political consistently troubles Levinas’s thought,” and I must note here, before proceeding, a somewhat irresolvable yet important tension between Caygill’s understanding that, for Levinas, “it is irresponsible to speak of peace without war, or to.   Levinas' theme of one's infinite responsibility for the other has often been romanticized by some advocates of multiculturalism and natural justice. In this volume, political theorists, philosophers and legal scholars critically engage with this idealization of Levinas’ ethics.

This article reads Levinas’s “And God Created Woman” in light of its socio-political context, Mai soixante-huit. It explores themes from his “Judaism and Revolution,” in which he reframed concepts of revolution, exegesis, the revolutionary, and human alienation.   Levinas’ Ethical Politics is not merely a study of these questions in Levinas’ body of work but also an intervention into the larger questions of the political, the ethical, and the role of the messianic in a tumultuous world where Levinas’ “great experiment” is being put to a serious test.

Levinas's idea of ethics as a relation of responsibility to the other person has become a highly influential and recognizable position across a wide range of academic and non-academic fields. Simon Critchley's aim in this book is to provide a less familiar, more troubling, and (hopefully) truer account of Levinas.   The most fascinating and controversial parts of the book concern Levinas’s remarks on the distinctive state of Israel. He finds that Levinas consistently ‘supports the Zionist idea and is disturbed by the current realities in Israel’ (p. ).


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Levinas's Politics Justice, Mercy, Universality Annabel Herzog. pages | 6 x 9 Cloth | ISBN | $s | Outside the Americas £ Ebook editions are available from selected online vendors A volume in the Haney Foundation Series View table of contents and excerpt "Critics of Levinas's ethics as apolitical, anti-political, or even irrelevant for politics should be.

Howard Caygill systematically explores for the first time the relationship between Levinas' thought and the political.

From Levinas' early writings in the face of National Socialism to controversial political statements on Israeli and French politics, Caygill analyses themes such as the deconstruction of metaphysics, embodiment, the face and alterity/5.

Levinas & the Political is the first book to explore systematically the relation of Levinas's thought to the political, and how the "Levinas & the Political explores the political from Levinas's early writings Levinas and the Political book the face of National Socialism through to his controversial political statements on Israel and French politics.

Book Description. Howard Caygill systematically explores for the first time the relationship between Levinas' thought and the political. From Levinas' early writings in the face of National Socialism to controversial political statements on Israeli and French politics, Caygill analyses themes such as the deconstruction of metaphysics, embodiment, the face and alterity.

Howard Caygill systematically explores for the first time the relationship between Levinas' thought and the political. From Levinas' early writings in the face of National Socialism to controversial political statements on Israeli and French politics, Caygill analyses themes such as the deconstruction of metaphysics, embodiment, the face and by:   Emmanuel Levinas and the Politics of Non-Violence is the first book to closely consider the affinity between Levinas' ethical vision and Mohandas Gandhi's radical yet non-violent political struggle.

Situating Levinas' insights within a transnational, transcontinental, and global framework, Tahmasebi-Birgani highlights Levinas' continued. This book is a study of Levinas's Talmudic readings from a political perspective.

Seen from this perspective, the readings manifest a political thinking that challenges the ethical analyses offered in Levinas's phenomenological works— Totality and Infinity, Otherwise than Being, Of God Who Comes to Mind, and related essays. In this book, Victoria Tahmasebi-Birgani provides the first examination of the applicability of Emmanuel Levinas' work to social and political movements.

eISBN: Subjects: Philosophy, Political Science. Levinas and Levinas provide guidance for clarifying particular terms or themes that run throughout Levinas’s project. There are books like Bergo that offer a specific focus to Otherwise than Being, providing the reader with more help for that particular book.

Regardless of how one views the relationship between the two books. His book provides a thorough reading of Levinas' "most controversial interview" (p. ), as well as responses to objections from Howard Caygill, Simon Critchley, Butler and Gillian Rose (p. ), each of whom depends in some way upon drawing a political position from Levinas' work.

Morgan's text reminds us that these objections, while. "Howard Caygill has written an important, original book that will transform the received understanding of Levinas. His interpretation and conclusion will be much debated, and deserve to be. Levinas and the Political is a 'must read' for anyone interested in Levinas or Continental ethical thought."-Jay Bernstein, New School UniversityCited by: Emmanuel Levinas and the Politics of Non-Violence is the first book to closely consider the affinity between Levinas’ ethical vision and Mohandas Gandhi’s radical yet non-violent political struggle.

Situating Levinas’ insights within a transnational, transcontinental, and global framework, Tahmasebi-Birgani highlights Levinas’ continued. In this book, Gavin Rae analyses the foundations of political life by undertaking a critical comparative analysis of the political theologies of Carl Schmitt and Emmanuel Levinas.

In so doing, Rae contributes to key debates in contemporary political philosophy, specifically those relating to the. Book Description. Emmanuel Levinas' re-formulation of subjectivity, responsibility and the good has radically influenced post-structuralist thought. Political and legal theory, however, have only marginally profited from his moral philosophy.

Levinas' theme of one's infinite responsibility for the other has often been romanticized by some. Howard Caygill systematically explores for the first time the relationship between Levinas' thought and the political.

From Levinas' early writings in the face of National Socialism to controversial political statements on Israeli and French politics, Caygill analyses themes such as the deconstruction of metaphysics, embodiment, the face and : Taylor And Francis.

Levinas' theme of one's infinite responsibility for the other has often been romanticized by some advocates of multiculturalism and natural justice.

In this volume, political theorists, philosophers and legal scholars critically engage with this idealization of Levinas’ : Paperback. From Levinas\' early writings in the face of National Socialism to controversial political statements on Israeli and French politics, Caygill analyses themes such as the deconstruction of metaphysics, embodiment, the face and also examines Levinas\' engagement with his contemporaries Heidegger and Bataille, and the implications of.

“Levinas finishes the interview by speaking of old books, as he often does when discussing Zionism or Israel. He asserts that ‘not enough has been said about the shock that the human possibility of the events at Sabra and Shatila—whoever is behind them—signifies for our entire history as Jews and as human beings,’ and then he mentions.

In phenomenology, the terms the Other and the Constitutive Other identify the other human being, in his and her differences from the Self, as being a cumulative, constituting factor in the self-image of a person; as acknowledgement of being real; hence, the Other is dissimilar to and the opposite of the Self, of Us, and of the Same.

The Constitutive Other is the relation between the. This book demonstrates for the first time the significance of a dialogue between Levinas’ ethics of alterity and Arendt’s politics of plurality.

Anya Topolski brings their respective projects into dialogue by means of the notion of relationality, a concept inspired by the Judaic tradition that is. This book is essential reading not only for Levinas scholars, but for all political philosophers.

Highly Recommended." —Choice, not yet published "Against the prevailing consensus that Levinas’s political theory is at best irrelevant and at worst hypocritical, Michael L.

Morgan vigorously defends its abiding : Michael L. Morgan. The book will however be helpful to readers who already have a background in philosophy without having encountered Levinas. Peperzak, Adriaan. To the Other: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas.

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