By John E. Drabinski,Eric S. Nelson

Investigates the philosophical courting among Levinas and Heidegger in a nonpolemical context, attractive a few of philosophy’s so much urgent issues.

Although either Levinas and Heidegger drew proposal from Edmund Husserl’s phenomenological approach and helped pave the way in which towards the post-structuralist circulate of the past due 20th century, little or no scholarly awareness has been paid to the relation of those thinkers. there are many simple—and accurate—oppositions and juxtapositions: French and German, ethics and ontology, etc. yet there's additionally a severe intersection between Levinas and Heidegger on probably the most basic philosophical questions: What does it suggest to be, to imagine, and to behave in overdue sleek existence and tradition? How do our conceptions of subjectivity, time, and heritage either replicate the situation of this old second and open up percentages for critique, resistance, and transformation? The members to this quantity take in those questions by means of enticing the information of Levinas and Heidegger when it comes to problems with energy, violence, secularization, heritage, language, time, dying, sacrifice, accountability, reminiscence, and the boundary among the human and humanism.

“The political heritage to the controversy among Martin Heidegger and Emmanuel Levinas has frequently distorted the philosophical dispute … thankfully, this quantity ways the talk with a transparent view of the philosophical factor. It avoids polemically misconstruing Heidegger’s inspiration with out making gentle of Levinas’s amendment of it.” — Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

John E. Drabinski is Professor of Black stories at Amherst collage. he's the writer of a number of books, together with Sensibility and Singularity: the matter of Phenomenology in Levinas, additionally released by means of SUNY Press.

Eric S. Nelson is affiliate Professor of Philosophy on the collage of Massachusetts Lowell and the coeditor (with François Raffoul) of Rethinking Facticity, additionally released through SUNY Press.

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