Levinas Studies: An Annual Review, Volume 10

Levinas Studies: An Annual Review, Volume 10

Ed. by Jeffrey Bloechl $35.00

July 2016 | paper | ISBN: 978-0-8207-0496-8

Book Information:

In volume 10, scholars from several countries contribute essays that range throughout Levinas’s published works to address themes extending into a number of fields of inquiry: aesthetics, biblical theology, politics, and religion. Levinas appears, in turn, as a phenomenologist with an empirical bent, a startling reader of ancient texts, a forceful critic, and a persistent advocate of moral intervention in social life.

Contents & Contributors:

Editor’s Introduction

            Jeffrey Bloechl

The Transcendence of Words

            Akos Krassoy

Tracing a Traumatic Temporality: Levinas and Derrida on Trauma and Responsibility

            Cathrine Bjørnholt Michaelsen

“Flipping the Deck”: On Totality and Infinity’s Transcendental/Empirical Puzzle

            Jack Marsh

The Recurrence of Acoustics in Levinas

            Roberto Wu

Bearing the Other and Bearing Sexuality: Women and Gender in Levinas’s “And God Created Woman”

            Deborah Achtenberg

Interpreting from the Interstices: The Role of Justice in a Liberal Democracy—Lessons from Michael Walzer and Emmanuel Levinas

            Nicholas R. Brown

Otherwise than Laïcité? Toward an Agonistic Secularism in Levinas

            Mark Cauchi

Ethical Dwelling and the Glory of Bearing Witness

            Hanoch Ben-Pazi

Author Information:

JEFFREY BLOECHL is associate professor of philosophy at Boston College and honorary professor of philosophy at the Australian Catholic University. He has published widely in contemporary European thought and philosophy of religion. He is currently working on book-length studies of philosophy of religion in the wake of Heidegger and on Freud’s later work. Bloechl is also the founding editor of Levinas Studies: An Annual Review. 

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