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Ethics and Infinity: Conversations with Philippe Nemo 1st Edition
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Good for recovering academics, practicing theorists, intellectual dilletantes and anyone else interested in adopting an ethically based philosophy that can stand up and go toe to toe with all those wily postmodernists with their impenetrable and convoluted jargon of hubris...
With Levinas comes a dramatic shift from the Heideggarian cum Greek privilege of ontology. As levinas suggests, prior to any investigation of Being we first encounter the Other. And it is this encounter with the other that commands me - a command whose first words are 'Thou shalt not kill'. Thus it is ethics that is first philosophy.
This description, its reasons and implications, are many and complex. However, this wonderful little book gives a breadth and clarity that should prove invaluable to the scholar and dilettante alike. Nemo's questions are poignant and Levinas' responses are clear, precise and exhibit a genuine gentility and articulateness that is most apreciated in philosophical writings.
In addition this book is a wonderful accompaniment to Levinas' two main texts: Totality and Infinity and Otherwise than Being.
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Thought provoking and insightful. Levinas, in my opinion, is one of the better philosophers of last century.Published 8 days ago by B. Edmunds
Quality book in fine condition delivered in a timely way. Thanks.Published 7 months ago by thomas e.
Let's hope Emmanuel Levinas ISN'T right. For Levinas, face-to-face is the opening to the infinite, the human face withstanding and prevailing over our attempts to control (know)... Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by Vince Leo
This is as easy to read (and understand) as Levinas can be. It is short and in the form of an interview. Read morePublished on April 6, 2006 by Amazon Customer