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À Propos, Levinas

David Appelbaum
Format
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Published
Albany : State University of New York Press, c2012.
Language
English
ISBN
9781438443119 (hardcover), 1438443110 (hardcover)
Summary
"In a series of meditations responding to writings by Emmanuel Levinas, David Appelbaum suggests that a flawed grammar warrants Levinas to speak of language at the service of ethics. It is the nature of performance that he mistakes. Appelbaum articulates this flaw by performing in writing the act of the philosophical mind at work. Incorporating the voices of other thinkers--in particular Levinas's contemporaries Jacques Derrida and Maurice Blanchot--sometimes clearly, sometimes indistinctly, Appelbaum creates on these pages a kind of soundstage upon which illustrations appear of what he terms "a rhetorical aesthetic, " which would reestablish rhetoric, rules for giving voice--and not ethics--as the correct matrix for understanding the otherness and beyond-being that Levinas seeks in his work." --
Description
ix, 179 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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