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The ethics of Emmanuel Levinas, Diane Perpich

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The ethics of Emmanuel Levinas
Title
The ethics of Emmanuel Levinas
Statement of responsibility
Diane Perpich
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Language
eng
Summary
Too often, Levinas's thought is distanced from traditional ethical enterprises, especially from normative ethics. It is put into the service of directly normative ends such as a call for respect for women or disadvantaged social groups, or for new normative understandings of the relation of doctors to patients or teachers to students and the like. There is nothing wrong with using Levinas for normative purposes, but this demands that we be clear on what account of normativity can be found in his work. Perpich re-reads central ethical concepts in Levinas's thought (alterity, the face, and responsibility) in order to offer an account of his contribution to our understanding of normativity or the ways in which others' claims are binding on us. She then extends this interpretation into two vexed areas of Levinas scholarship: the possibility of developing an environmental ethics based on his work and the possibility of applying his ethics to the emancipatory projects of new left social movements. --From publisher's description
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perpich, Diane
Index
index present
LC call number
B2430.L484
LC item number
P465 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Lévinas, Emmanuel
  • Lévinas, Emmanuel
  • Lévinas, Emmanuel
  • Lévinas, Emmanuel
  • Responsibility
  • Other (Philosophy)
  • Ethik
  • Verantwortung
  • Ansvar
  • Ethics
  • Other (Philosophy)
  • Responsibility
Label
The ethics of Emmanuel Levinas, Diane Perpich
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-225) and index
Contents
Introduction : but is it ethics? -- Alterity : the problem of transcendence -- Singularity : the unrepresentable face -- Responsibility : the infinity of the demand -- Ethics : normativity and norms -- Scarce resources? Levinas, animals, and the environment -- Failures of recognition and the recognition of failure : Levinas and identity politics
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 230 p.
Isbn
9780804759434
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007051703
System control number
  • (OCoLC)184982532
  • (OCoLC)ocn184982532
Label
The ethics of Emmanuel Levinas, Diane Perpich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-225) and index
Contents
Introduction : but is it ethics? -- Alterity : the problem of transcendence -- Singularity : the unrepresentable face -- Responsibility : the infinity of the demand -- Ethics : normativity and norms -- Scarce resources? Levinas, animals, and the environment -- Failures of recognition and the recognition of failure : Levinas and identity politics
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 230 p.
Isbn
9780804759434
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007051703
System control number
  • (OCoLC)184982532
  • (OCoLC)ocn184982532

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