By John E. Drabinski,Eric S. Nelson
Although either Levinas and Heidegger drew thought from Edmund Husserl’s phenomenological technique and helped pave the way in which towards the post-structuralist stream of the past due 20th century, little or no scholarly recognition has been paid to the relation of those thinkers. there are many simple—and accurate—oppositions and juxtapositions: French and German, ethics and ontology, and so forth. yet there's additionally a severe intersection between Levinas and Heidegger on probably the most basic philosophical questions: What does it suggest to be, to imagine, and to behave in past due glossy lifestyles and tradition? How do our conceptions of subjectivity, time, and historical past either replicate the situation of this historic second and open up percentages for critique, resistance, and transformation? The members to this quantity soak up those questions via attractive the guidelines of Levinas and Heidegger in terms of problems with strength, violence, secularization, historical past, language, time, demise, sacrifice, accountability, reminiscence, and the boundary among the human and humanism.
“The political heritage to the controversy among Martin Heidegger and Emmanuel Levinas has usually distorted the philosophical dispute … thankfully, this quantity techniques the talk with a transparent view of the philosophical factor. It avoids polemically misconstruing Heidegger’s proposal with out making gentle of Levinas’s amendment of it.” — Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
John E. Drabinski is Professor of Black reports at Amherst collage. he's the writer of a number of books, together with Sensibility and Singularity: the matter of Phenomenology in Levinas, additionally released by way of SUNY Press.
Eric S. Nelson is affiliate Professor of Philosophy on the collage of Massachusetts Lowell and the coeditor (with François Raffoul) of Rethinking Facticity, additionally released through SUNY Press.
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