By Jacques Taminiaux (auth.), Joëlle Hansel (eds.)
A disciple of Husserl and Heidegger, a latest of Sartre and Merleau-Ponty, Levinas totally renewed the way in which of considering ethics in our occasions. not like the full culture of Western philosophy, he thought of ethics neither as an aspiration to person perfection, nor because the optimum department within the Cartesian tree of information, yet as “first philosophy”. by way of placing into query the concern of Being, via seeing accountability for the opposite individual because the very constitution of subjectivity, Levinas initiated a brand new figuring out of time, freedom or language. This ebook is a set of papers given on the foreign convention “Levinas in Jerusalem” held on the Hebrew collage in may possibly 2002. 2006 marks the Centennial of Levinas’s delivery. At this get together, this ebook offers an summary of the main fecund parts of analysis in Levinas scholarship. through bringing jointly historians of philosophy, phenomenologists, experts in Jewish idea and Talmud, in addition to in politics and aesthetics, it pertains to his paintings as an entire, facing his philosophical writings and together with his Jewish-Talmudic ones. The authors – all over the world well known students and younger promising ones – examine Levinas’s courting to Bergson, Husserl and Heidegger, his perception of Justice and the kingdom, his view of Aesthetics, Eros and the female.
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