By Lévinas, Emmanuel; Lévinas, Emmanuel; Sandford, Stella
Emmanuel Levinas is healthier identified for having reintroduced the query of ethics into the Continental philosophical culture. within the Metaphysics of affection, despite the fact that, Stella Sandford argues that an over-emphasis on ethics within the reception of Levinas's suggestion has lined over either the foundation and the main points of his philosophical project—a metaphysics which affirms the need to contemplate an unqualified transcendence as a primary precept. Sandford's booklet is even as a strong feminist critique of either Levinas's gendered philosophical different types and the try to reclaim points of this philosophy for feminist idea
Read Online or Download The metaphysics of love : gender and transcendence in Levinas PDF
Best humanism books
In Hegel’s inspiration of the great lifestyles, Joshua D. Goldstein provides the 1st book-length learn of the improvement and which means of Hegel’s account of human flourishing. in comparison to the strong conceptions of human excellence present in old advantage ethics or the dedication to individualism within the smooth ethics of the desire, Hegel’s political idea can look impoverished for its failure both to include or exposit these maximum beliefs of human flourishing that will supply an enough consultant to lifestyles.
At contrary ends of over millenia Hegel and Aristotle, nearly by myself of the nice ecu thinkers, consciously tried to criticize and improve the idea in their predecessors into structures in their personal. either have been hence devoted in precept to the view that philosophy in each one age of civilization is without delay a product, a feedback, and a recon struction of the values and insights of its personal earlier; that the fertile brain can merely beget anew whilst it has stated and understood a line of ancestors which has resulted in its begetting; that the philosopher as low as the artist can begin with a fresh slate and a blankly open-minded atti tude to the area which he unearths inside of him and ahead of him.
Utilizing phenomenology to discover the implicit common sense in own love, sexual love, and hatred, Peter Hadreas offers new insights into the distinctiveness of the loved and provides clean motives for many of the worst outbreaks of violence and hatred nowa days. subject matters mentioned contain the worth and subjectivity of private love, nudity and the temporality of sexual love, the relationship among own, sexual love, and the incest taboo, the improvement of group-focused hatred from person centred hatred, and prejudicial discrimination.
This quantity identifies and develops how philosophy of brain and phenomenology have interaction in either conceptual and empirically-informed methods. the target is to illustrate that phenomenology, because the first-personal examine of the contents and constructions of our mentality, delivers us with insights into the certainty of the brain and will supplement strictly analytical or empirically educated methods to the research of the brain.
- Consciousness and the World
- Theories of Consciousness: An Introduction and Assessment
- Humanism and Calvinism: Andrew Melville and the Universities of Scotland, 1560–1625
- Not Passion's Slave: Emotions and Choice (The Passionate Life)
- Emotions: An Essay in Aid of Moral Psychology
Extra resources for The metaphysics of love : gender and transcendence in Levinas
The evasion in pleasure is false (trompeuse), a failure accentuated by the phenomenon of shame. Here 'shame' is not introduced as a moral category, and hence is not a feeling related to the limitation of human being or its propensity to sin. Like need, it testifies not to a lack in being but rather to the plenitude of being, specifically the plenitude of my being, where 'what becomes apparent in shame is precisely the fact of being riveted to oneself, the radical impossibility of fleeing in order to hide from oneself.
The Levinasian subject, coded as masculine (or male; the Anglo-American sex/ gender distinction is blurred in French), finds himself in the erotic relation face to face with alterity itself, the feminine, an experience with philosophical significance insofar as it highlights the formal structure of sexual difference as an opening onto the possibility of transcendence. At the same time, the disjunctive relationship between the two terms in or of sexual difference — the moment, precisely, of difference — has an ontological significance that should not be underestimated.
There is no genus or concept to which the designations 'male' and 'female' both belong. Between them is not the distance between two points but the impossibility of measurement or cornmensuration, a radical conceptual diremption or the diremption of conceptuality itself. But why sexual difference, exactly? Is sexual difference an albeit felicitous but ultimately arbitrary example? And given that the formal structure of the idea of infinity becomes central to the elaboration of the idea of the possibility of transcendence in Levinas's later work, what is wrong with 'sexual difference' such that it has to concede this place?