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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, enticing a few of philosophy’s such a lot urgent issues.

Although either Levinas and Heidegger drew suggestion from Edmund Husserl’s phenomenological strategy and helped pave the way in which towards the post-structuralist flow of the overdue 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 past due smooth lifestyles and tradition? How do our conceptions of subjectivity, time, and historical past either replicate the of this ancient second and open up percentages for critique, resistance, and transformation? The members to this quantity absorb those questions by means of attractive the tips of Levinas and Heidegger in relation to problems with strength, violence, secularization, heritage, language, time, dying, sacrifice, accountability, reminiscence, and the boundary among the human and humanism.

“The political history to the controversy among Martin Heidegger and Emmanuel Levinas has usually distorted the philosophical dispute … thankfully, this quantity methods the controversy with a transparent view of the philosophical factor. It avoids polemically misconstruing Heidegger’s inspiration with out making mild 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 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 way of SUNY Press.

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