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Levinas and the Political

By Howard Caygill

Routledge – 2002 – 240 pages

Series: Thinking the Political

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Description

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.

Author Bio

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

Name: Levinas and the Political (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Howard Caygill. 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...
Categories: Continental Philosophy, Political Philosophy, 20th Century