1st Edition

Twilight of Jewish Philosophy

By Wright, Dr Tamra Wright Copyright 1999

    First Published in 1999. Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995) is widely acknowledged to be one of the great Jewish thinkers of the 20th century. This book explores the relationship between Levinas' ethical philosophy and his understanding of Judaism. Through close readings of his major texts, the significance of key terms in Levinas' work is clarified.

    Chapter 1 Ethical Philosophy; Chapter 2 Humanism and Ethics; Chapter 3 Is Levinas’ Ethics Theological?; Chapter 4 Post-Holocaust Judaism; Chapter 5 ‘Translating the Bible into Greek’—Levinas’ Ethical Hermeneutics;


    Tamra Wright lectured on Philosophy at Jews' College, London at the time of first publication.