Levinas and the Political
Author: Howard Caygill
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0203994574
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-99457-3
No of pages : 229
eBook Price : $48.95
Originally Published : May 13, 2013
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.