Re-reading Levinas

Re-reading Levinas

Edited by Robert Bernasconi and Simon Critchley
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 05/22/1991
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-20624-4
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These essays provoke new responses to the work of the eminent French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas through an analysis of how the problematics of reading, deconstruction, feminism, and psychotherapy complicate and deepen Levinas's account of responsibility. The re-reading presented here continues and expands on the long-standing debate between Levinas and Jacques Derrida. Published in English for the first time are two key texts in this debate: "Wholly Otherwise" by Levinas and "At this very moment in this work here I am" by Derrida.

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“These essays provoke new responses to the work of the eminent French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas through an analysis of how the problematics of reading, deconstruction, feminism, and psychotherapy complicate and deepen Levinas's account of responsibility. The re-reading presented here continues and expands on the long-standing debate between Levinas and Jacques Derrida. Published in English for the first time are two key texts in this debate: "Wholly Otherwise" by Levinas and "At this very moment in this work here I am" by Derrida.”

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Key to Abbreviations
Editors’ Introduction

PART ONE ETHICS AND DECOSTUCTIVE READING
Chapter 1. Wholly Otherwise: Emmanuel Levinas
Chapter 2. At this very moment in this work here I am: Jacques Derrida

PART TWO THE LATER LEVINAS
Chapter 3. Presentation: Adrian Peperzak
Chapter 4. The Face and Reading: Immediacy and Mediation: Jean Greisch
Chapter 5. Levina’s Ethical Disclourse between Individuation and Universality: Fabio Ciaramelli

PART THREE LEVINAS AND THE FEMININE
Chapter 6. Questions to Emmanuel Levinas: On the Divinity of Love: Luce Irigaray
Chapter 7. Ethics and the Feminine: Catherine Chalier
Chapter 8. Antigone’s Dilemma: Tina Chanter

PART FOUR LEVINA’S READERS: DERRIDA AND BLANCHOT
Chapter 9. Skepticism in the Face of Philosophy: Robert Bernasconi
Chapter 10. Bois-Derrida’s Final Word on Levinas: Simon Critchley
Chapter 11. 321 CONTACT: Textuality, the Other, Death: Ruben Berezdivin
Chapter 12. A Fine Risk: Reading Blachot Reading Levinas: Paul Davies

PART FIVE LEVINAS, PSYCHOANALYSIS, AND ANIMALITY
Chapter 13. Who Suffers?: Noreen O’Connor
Chapter 14. Am I Obsessed by Bobby? (Humanism of the Other Animal): John Llewelyn

Contributors
Index