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Wittgenstein and Levinas

Ethical and Religious Thought

By Bob Plant

© 2007 – Routledge

308 pages

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About the Book

Wittgenstein and Levinas examines the oft-neglected relationship between the philosophies of two of the most important and notoriously difficult thinkers of the twentieth century. By bringing the work of each philosopher to bear upon the other, Plant navigates between the antagonistic intellectual traditions that they helped to share. The central focus on the book is the complex yet illuminating interplay between a number of ethical-religious themes in both Wittgenstein's mature thinking and Levinas's distinctive account of ethical responsibility.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI000000
PHILOSOPHY / General
PHI022000
PHILOSOPHY / Religious
PHI026000
PHILOSOPHY / Criticism
REL051000
RELIGION / Philosophy