Appositions of Jacques Derrida and Emmanuel Levinas (Studies in Continental Thought)
By: John Llewelyn (author)Paperback
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"This is a book of scintillating intelligence, a book whose range of references, whose extraordinary ethical sensibility and linguistic creativity, set a standard for philosophy that few if any contemporary thinkers other than Derrida and Levinas themselves can match...On every page, there is Llewelean sparkle." -David Wood If not simple opposition or simple juxtaposition, what is the relation between the writings to which Derrida and Levinas appose their signatures? What would each endorse in the writings of the other? What is it to sign and endorse? How does one assume responsibility, and how does one avoid assuming it? These are some of the probing questions that the prominent Continental philosopher John Llewelyn takes up in Appositions, which brings together and synthesizes 15 essays written during the past 20 years. This book by a powerfully original thinker and first-rate interpreter is essential reading for all those interested in the writings of Derrida and Levinas and in the ways in which their thinking intersects.
John Llewelyn has been Reader in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the University of Memphis, and the Arthur J. Schmitt Distinguished Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University of Chicago. Among his publications are Beyond Metaphysics? The Hermeneutic Circle in Contemporary Continental Philosophy; Derrida on the Threshold of Sense; The Middle Voice of Ecological Conscience; Emmanuel Levinas: The Genealogy of Ethics; and The HypoCritical Imagination: Between Kant and Levinas.
Preliminary Table of Contents: Acknowledgments Preface Abbreviations Introduction: Levinas, Derrida and Others vis-a-vis Ethical metaphysics Facial expression Paradoxical proximity The back of beyond ONE: Responsibility with Indecidability Use and mention Types and performances The paradox of quasi-analysis Sursum corda Before the question TWO: Derrida, Mallarme and Anatole First affirmation Last testament Limited incorporation THREE: The Origin and End of Philosophy Solid sense Implex Resource Prote philosophia FOUR: In the Name of Philosophy In the name of God Two first philosophies. Levinas and Jankelevitch The love of wisdom and the wisdom of love FIVE: What is Orientation in Thinking? Facing the Facts Reason and sentiment Individualism Salvage and salvation Society The delimitation of reason alone SIX: Amen Rosenzweig God's yessence The extraordinary word SEVEN: The Impossibility of Levinas's Death Being dead Why me? Peace and quiet The sting Dust and ashes EIGHT: The Possibility of Heidegger's Death Classical modalities The ontological difference I die therefore I am Summary NINE: sELection TEN: Jewgreek or Greekjew Writing with both hands Souciance Violence and violence ELEVEN: At this Very Moment... A Repetition that is not One Open opus Other passages Interruption Open questions TWELVE: Levinas and Language Structuralism Ontologism Linguistic possessions Nouns, Verbs and Verbal Nouns Pronouns and Pronunciation Saying, Said and Silence The Language of Levinas's Philosophy of Language THIRTEEN: Thresholds What goes on between the affect and the seing? What is the absolute difference? What is transgression? FOURTEEN: Semioethics Signification Meanings The divine nature of language Lessons The word of peace Responsibility and play FIFTEEN: No Happy Ending Affirmation Universality and cultural colonization Teleology and deontology Infinity and totality Woe is me In touch Happiness Politics after Notes Index
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