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Plato and Levinas

the problem of justice
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Staehler demonstrates that both Plato and Levinas come to identify three realms as ambiguous: the erotic, the artistic, and the political. In each case, there is a precarious Plato and Levinas book in relation to ethics. However, neither Plato nor Levinas explores ambiguity in by: 2.

Books, Toys, Games and much more. Staehler demonstrates that both Plato and Levinas come to identify three realms as ambiguous: the erotic, the artistic, and the political. In each case, there is a precarious position in relation to ethics. However, neither Plato nor Levinas explores ambiguity in itself.

Author: Tanja Staehler. In Essential Vulnerabilities, Deborah Achtenberg contests Emmanuel Levinas’s idea that Plato is a philosopher of freedom for whom thought is a return to the the contrary, she agrees, Plato, like Levinas, is a philosopher of the they share the view that human beings are essentially vulnerable and in relation to others, they conceive human vulnerability and responsiveness Cited by: 3.

In Essential Vulnerabilities, Deborah Achtenberg contests Emmanuel Levinas’s idea that Plato is a philosopher of freedom for whom thought is a return to the d, Plato, like Levinas, is a philosopher of the other. Nonetheless, Achtenberg argues, Plato and Levinas are different. Though they share the view that human beings are essentially vulnerable and essentially in relation to Cited by: 3.

Staehler demonstrates that both Plato and Levinas come to identify three realms as ambiguous: the erotic, the artistic, and the political. In each case, there is a precarious position in relation to ethics. However, neither Plato nor Levinas explores ambiguity in itself.

It contains numerous helpful and illuminating interpretations of Levinas's texts and of the relation of Levinas's ideas on the book's topics to Plato's Overall, The Philosophical Sense of Transcendence is an important contribution to the ongoing discussion of how Levinas's work relates to Plato Seller Rating: % positive.

Book Description: In Essential Vulnerabilities, Deborah Achtenberg contests Emmanuel Levinas's idea that Plato is a philosopher of freedom for whom thought is a return to the self. Instead, Plato, like Levinas, is a philosopher of the other.

Nonetheless, Achtenberg argues, Plato and Levinas are different. Tanja Staehler's book, Plato and Levinas: The Ambiguous Out-Side of Ethics, has many is clear, articulate, well-organized, carefully argued, and textually grounded.

Staehler guides readers through some suggestive analyses of complex Platonic and Levinasian pages without losing his readers in the intricacies of the points made and the variety of the authors referenced (Kant, Hegel. A word of advice to the reader: Though the first two parts of the book might at first glance appear to reiterate material that has already been extensively covered in Levinas scholarship, Staehler’s insightful reading of interiority against the backdrop of Plato’s Myth of Gyges, the prominent place she gives to the body, and her interesting.

book-in-progress on Plato and Levinas. The chapter also discusses a parallel foregrounding and backgrounding found in Levinas’ essay “Loving the Torah more than God” where acceptance of the withdrawn God is in the foreground but gives one the standing to ask for a.

Book Description In contrast to other scholars, Levinas proposed that it be not one philosophical discipline among many, but the most fundamental and essential one.

Before philosophy became divided into disciplines, Plato also treated the question of the Good as the most important philosophical question. 2 days ago  The Oxford Handbook of Levinas contains essays that aim to clarify and engage Levinas and his writings in a number of ways.

Some focus on central themes of his work, others on the ways in which he read and was influenced by figures from Plato, Hobbes, Descartes, and Kant to Blanchot, Husserl, Heidegger, and Derrida.

Allen's novel approach explores Levinas's use of the language of the beyond and otherwise than being to speak of this ethically and religiously invested transcendence. She traces the beyond being back to its precursors in Plato and Plotinus, noting in particular the relation between Platonic eros and Levinasian desire as affective inspiration.

Bruce Young: An introduction to Levinas Emmanuel Levinas is considered by many to be one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century and perhaps of the entire philosophical tradition. He has commented on many strands of the Western philosophical tradition, including the thought of Plato, Descartes, Hegel, and Heidegger.

Tanja Staehler, Plato and Levinas: The Ambigous Out-Side of Ethics. [REVIEW] Sarah Allen - - Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy/Revue canadienne de philosophie continentale 14. Staehler demonstrates that both Plato and Levinas come to identify three realms as ambiguous: the erotic, the artistic, and the political.

In each case, there is a precarious position in relation to ethics. However, neither Plato nor Levinas explores ambiguity in : Taylor And Francis. Levinas, Subjectivity, Education explores how the philosophical writings of Emmanuel Levinas lead us to reassess education and reveals the possibilities of a radical new understanding of ethical.

“Allen's book is an ambitious and challenging one, outlining a strong overall interpretation of Levinas on erotic love, religion and transcendence.” — Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews “Allen wants to explore the relation between religion and philosophy, the definition of philosophy, and the sense philosophy can give to transcendence.

Even if Cohen's readings of these figures are persuasive and careful (as is especially the case in the essay on Levinas and Sartre), it is primarily in the essays on Plato and on the opening sentences of Totality and Infinity (chapter 6) that the reader understands how Levinas might not be simply better than these other thinkers, but might also.

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.

Although Levinas frequently references Plato positively, they are engaged in different philosophical enterprises. Whereas Levinas takes his place in the tradition of modern moral philosophy for which the atrocities of the twentieth century are undeniable burdens, Plato is concerned with cultivating dispositions that promote psychological and social harmony.

port to various conferences where I presented papers on Levinas and Plato. My work has been supported as well by the owners, Paul Martin and Deb-bie Spieker-Martin, and all the baristas at Bibo Coffee Company, a locally owned Reno café where many parts of this book were written or revised.

The. Abstract: Levinas’ relationship to Platonism is ambiguous.

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In Totality and Infinity, indeed, references to Plato’s writings are multiple and Levinas depicts Plato as following two diverging paths. On the one hand, Levinas considers Plato’s writings to be works that consecrate the primacy of identity over difference, of the Same over the. Textual Friendship book.

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This in-depth study of the essay as a form of literary and philosophica 5/5(1). In his book Levinas and the Cinema of Redemption: Time, Ethics, and the Feminine, author Sam B. Girgus argues that Levinas has dramatically affected films involving redemption.

Published works. A full bibliography of all Levinas's publications up until is found in Roger Burggraeve Emmanuel Levinas. This chapter begins with the example of divine creativity as an ideal counterexample to the erosiac model.

Plato himself appears to have recognized that his erosiac conception of motivation generates a theological problem concerning why God would want there to be a physical universe.

This problem led to an alternative concept of divine creative motivation that serves as the first historical. If the title of Levinas’s second major text is a poetic evocation of Shakespeare, the philosophical poet par excellence, the book’s subtitle, “ au-delà de l’essence [beyond essence],” is a poetic evocation, via a direct translation, of what Glaucon calls the ludicrously hyberbolic phrase “beyond being” (ἐπέκεινα τῆς Author: Steven Shankman.

Books shelved as levinas: Otherwise than Being, or, Beyond Essence by Emmanuel Levinas, Totality and Infinity: An Essay on Exteriority by Emmanuel Levina. Levinas focuses “on the structure of the Book of books inasmuch as it allows for exegesis [hermeneutics], and on its unique status of containing more than it contains”.

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Hermeneutics is thus engendered by excesses of potential meaning over senses already printed on the page, or even discerned by the reception traditions of the work.

The book has two main parts. In part 1 the author takes up the various ways in which Plato's thought, especially as it appears in the Republic, has been absorbed and transmuted in the writings of Hegel, Heidegger, and Levinas.

Levinas: An Introduction - Ebook written by Colin Davis, Jr. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.

Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Levinas: An Introduction.In Essential Vulnerabilities, Deborah Achtenberg contests Emmanuel Levinas’s idea that Plato is a philosopher of freedom for whom thought is a return to the d, Plato, like Levinas, is a philosopher of the other.

Nonetheless, Achtenberg argues, Plato and Levinas are different. Though they share the view that human beings are essentially vulnerable and essentially in relation to.Note About the Online Edition Nearly two decades ago, To the Other: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas was published, and as its title declared, its purpose was to introduce the reader into the major themes of Levinas’s work.

Through a combination of close readings and primary texts and translations, the author hoped to provide a set of conceptual keys that would assist.