The Resource Essential vulnerabilities : Plato and Levinas on relations to the Other, Deborah Achtenberg

Essential vulnerabilities : Plato and Levinas on relations to the Other, Deborah Achtenberg

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Essential vulnerabilities : Plato and Levinas on relations to the Other
Title
Essential vulnerabilities
Title remainder
Plato and Levinas on relations to the Other
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Achtenberg
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Language
eng
Summary
"In Essential Vulnerabilities, Deborah Achtenberg contests Emmanuel Levinas's idea that Plato is a philosopher of freedom for whom thought is a return to the self. Instead, Plato, like Levinas, is a philosopher of the other. Nonetheless, Achtenberg argues, Plato and Levinas are different. Though they share the view that human beings are essentially vulnerable and essentially in relation to others, they conceive human vulnerability and responsiveness differently. For Plato, when we see beautiful others, we are overwhelmed by the beauty of what is, by the vision of eternal form. For Levinas, we are disrupted by the newness, foreignness, or singularity of the other. The other, for him, is new or foreign, not eternal. The other is unknowable singularity. By showing these similarities and differences, Achtenberg resituates Plato in relation to Levinas and opens up two contrasting ways that self is essentially in relation to others."--Page 4 of cover
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P@U
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1951-
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Achtenberg, Deborah
Index
index present
LC call number
B395
LC item number
.A27 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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JSTOR Open Access
Series statement
Rereading ancient philosophy
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  • Lévinas, Emmanuel
  • Plato
  • Lévinas, Emmanuel
  • Plato
  • Self (Philosophy)
  • Other (Philosophy)
  • Other (Philosophy)
  • Self (Philosophy)
  • PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Label
Essential vulnerabilities : Plato and Levinas on relations to the Other, Deborah Achtenberg
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Violence
  • Freedom
  • Creation
  • Knowledge
  • Time and the self
  • Violence, freedom, creation, knowledge
  • Glory and shine
  • Conclusion
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1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780810167827
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctv41zszd
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881398420
  • (OCoLC)ocn881398420
Label
Essential vulnerabilities : Plato and Levinas on relations to the Other, Deborah Achtenberg
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Violence
  • Freedom
  • Creation
  • Knowledge
  • Time and the self
  • Violence, freedom, creation, knowledge
  • Glory and shine
  • Conclusion
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780810167827
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctv41zszd
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881398420
  • (OCoLC)ocn881398420

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