Levinas and the Political

By Howard Caygill

© 2002 – Routledge

232 pages

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About the Book

Howard Caygill systematically explores for the first time the relationship between Levinas' thought and the political. From Levinas' early writings in the face of National Socialism to controversial political statements on Israeli and French politics, Caygill analyses themes such as the deconstruction of metaphysics, embodiment, the face and alterity.

He also examines Levinas' engagement with his contemporaries Heidegger and Bataille, and the implications of his rethinking of the political for an understanding of the Holocaust.

About the Author

Howard Caygill is in the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College.

About the Series

Thinking the Political

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Political