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At a time of significant and lengthening curiosity within the paintings of Emmanuel Levinas, this quantity attracts readers into what Levinas defined as "philosophy itself"--"a discourse continuously addressed to another." therefore the thinker himself offers the thread that runs via those essays on his writings, one guided through the significance of the actual fact of being addressed--the importance of the asserting even more than the stated. The authors, best Levinas students and interpreters from around the globe, discover the philosopher's courting to a variety of highbrow traditions, together with theology, philosophy of tradition, Jewish inspiration, phenomenology, and the heritage of philosophy. additionally they interact Levinas's contribution to ethics, politics, legislations, justice, psychoanalysis and epistemology, between different themes.In their radical singularity, those essays exhibit the inalienable alterity on the center of Levinas's ethics. whilst, every one essay continues to be open to the others, and to the views and positions they recommend. hence the quantity, in its caliber and variety, enacts an real come upon with Levinas's concept, embodying an highbrow ethics by means of advantage of its type. Bringing jointly contributions from philosophy, theology, literary conception, gender experiences, and political conception, this ebook bargains a deeper and extra thorough come across with Levinas's ethics than any but written.
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The irreducible similarity between the Bible and Kafka imposes itself upon Rosenzweig when he is confronted with the biblical authors’ style in the full radicality of the original Hebrew—with its distinctive syntax and sound-patterning. Arguably, this similarity between the Bible and Kafka imposes itself on all modern readers. 17 In the case of the Nadab and Abihu episode, what seems Kafkan is not simply the fact that we begin with a punishment in search of a crime, which may lead, as will be seen, to an infinite proliferation of deadlocked interpretations.
Everett Fox, ed. , The Five Books of Moses (New York: Schocken, 1995), 546. 13. Søren Kierkegaard, “Ultimatum,” in Either/Or Part II, trans. Howard V. Hong and Edna H. Hong (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987). 14. The Midrash Rabbah, trans. and ed. H. 1. 15. David Damrosch, “Leviticus,” in The Literary Guide to the Bible, ed. Robert Alter and Frank Kermode (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1987), 70. 16. “Die Leute, die die Bibel geschrieben haben, haben ja ansheinend von Gott ähnlich gedacht wie Kafka.
H. 1. 15. David Damrosch, “Leviticus,” in The Literary Guide to the Bible, ed. Robert Alter and Frank Kermode (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1987), 70. 16. “Die Leute, die die Bibel geschrieben haben, haben ja ansheinend von Gott ähnlich gedacht wie Kafka. ” Franz Rosenzweig, Briefe, ed. Edith Rosenzweig (Berlin: Schocken, 1935), 596. 16 J I L L R O B B I N S 17. Harold Bloom and David Rosenberg, The Book of J (New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1990). 18. Henry Sussman, The Trial: Kafka’s Unholy Trinity (New York: Twayne, 1993), 37.