1st Edition

The Provocation of Levinas Rethinking the Other

Edited By Robert Bernasconi, David Wood Copyright 1988
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    206 Pages
    by Routledge

    There is a growing recognition of Levinas's importance. It can in part be attributed to an increasing concern that twentieth-century continental philosophy seems to have no place for ethics. In making ethics fundamental to philosophy, rather than a problem to which we might one day return, Levinas transforms continental thought. The book brings together some of the most interesting and far-reaching responses to the work of Levinas, in three different areas: contemporary feminism, psychotherapy, and Levinas's relation to other philosophers. It includes a newly translated paper by Levinas on suffering, and a specially commissioned interview.

    Acknowledgments, Notes on the Contributors, Key to Abbreviations of Levinas’s Texts, Introduction by David Wood, 1 The Other and Psychotherapy, 2 Responding to Levinas, 3 Feminism and the Other, 4 The Personal Is Political: Discursive Practice of the Face-to-Face, 5 Amorous Discourses: ‘The Phenomenology of Eros’ and Love Stories, 6 Levinas and Pontalis: Meeting the Other as in a Dream, 7 Sartre and Levinas, 8 ‘Failure of Communication’ as a Surplus: Dialogue and Lack of Dialogue between Buber and Levinas, 9 Levinas, Derrida and Others Vis-à-vis, 10 Useless Suffering, 11 The Paradox of Morality: an interview with Emmanuel Levinas, Levinas: an English Bibliography, Index


    Robert Bernasconi, David Wood

    `[A] lively and valuable collection.' - Times Literary Supplement