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By John E. Drabinski,Eric S. Nelson

ISBN-10: 1438452578

ISBN-13: 9781438452579

ISBN-10: 1438452586

ISBN-13: 9781438452586

Investigates the philosophical dating among Levinas and Heidegger in a nonpolemical context, attractive a few of philosophy’s such a lot urgent issues.

Although either Levinas and Heidegger drew notion from Edmund Husserl’s phenomenological strategy and helped pave the best way towards the post-structuralist move of the past due 20th century, little or no scholarly awareness 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 serious intersection between Levinas and Heidegger on probably the most primary philosophical questions: What does it suggest to be, to imagine, and to behave in overdue glossy existence and tradition? How do our conceptions of subjectivity, time, and historical past either replicate the of this old second and open up chances for critique, resistance, and transformation? The participants to this quantity take in those questions by means of attractive the guidelines of Levinas and Heidegger with regards to problems with energy, violence, secularization, background, language, time, loss of life, sacrifice, accountability, reminiscence, and the boundary among the human and humanism.

“The political historical past to the talk among Martin Heidegger and Emmanuel Levinas has usually distorted the philosophical dispute … thankfully, this quantity ways the talk with a transparent view of the philosophical factor. It avoids polemically misconstruing Heidegger’s suggestion with no making gentle of Levinas’s amendment of it.” — Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

John E. Drabinski is Professor of Black stories at Amherst collage. he's the writer of numerous books, together with Sensibility and Singularity: the matter of Phenomenology in Levinas, additionally released via 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 by means of SUNY Press.

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