- Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy (Book 54)
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Fordham University Press; 1 edition (January 15, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0823226840
- ISBN-13: 978-0823226849
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Aspects of Alterity: Levinas, Marcel, and the Contemporary Debate (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy) 1st Edition
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In this provocative text, Treanor not only offers a fascinating exposition of the competitive and complementary heterologies of Emmanuel Levinas and Gabriel Marcel, but he also sounds out the echoes of their voices in the contemporary debate between absolute and relative alterity. (―B. Keith Putt Samford University)
Contrasts the philosophical thought of Emmanuel Levinas and Gabriel Marcel in a study of what it means for something or someone to be other than the self. (―The Chronicle of Higher Education)
“Aspects of Alterity provides a nuanced and wonderfully lucid account of the problem of otherness. By way of a careful reading of Levinas, Marcel, and their inheritors, Treanor compellingly argues that an absolute other can issue no call nor even be understood as other. Instead, Treanor points us to a 'relative otherness,' one that is still truly other but with whom relations are actually possible.” (―Bruce Ellis Benson Wheaton College)
Treanor stages a dramatic joust between the ethical theories of Levinas and Marcel - the resulting adjudication is ingenious, timely and scrupulously just. (―Richard Kearney Boston College)
This important and thought-provoking work successfully reveals the relevance of the underappreciated Marcel for contemporary debates in ethics and the philosophy of religion. (―Choice)
Treanor's exposition of 'otherness' in Marcel and Levinas is lucid, thorough and provocative. (―Brendan Sweetman Rockhurst University)
About the Author
Brian Treanor is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Environmental Studies at Loyola Marymount University. He is the author of Aspects of Alterity (Fordham, 2006) and Emplotting Virtue (SUNY Press, 2014), and the coeditor of A Passion for the Possible (Fordham University Press, 2010), Interpreting Nature (Fordham University Press, 2013), and Being-in-Creation (Fordham University Press, 2015). Current projects include the development of an “earthy” hermeneutics, and a monograph on the experience of joy.
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