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Levinas and Kierkegaard in Dialogue (Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion)

Levinas and Kierkegaard in Dialogue (Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion)

By: Merold Westphal (author)Paperback

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Few philosophers have devoted more than passing attention to similarities between the thought of Soren Kierkegaard, a Danish Christian, and Emmanuel Levinas, a French Jew. Here, one of philosophy of religion's most distinctive voices offers a sustained comparison. Focusing on questions surrounding otherness, transcendence, postmodernity, and the nature of religious thought, Merold Westphal draws readers into a dialogue between the two thinkers. Westphal's masterful command of both philosophies shows that each can learn from the other. Levinas and Kierkegaard in Dialogue is an insightful and accessible contribution to philosophical considerations of ethics and religion.

About Author

Merold Westphal is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University. His most recent works include Transcendence and Self-Transcendence (IUP, 2004).


AcknowledgmentsList of AbbreviationsIntroductionPart 1. Revelation1. Revelation as Immediacy2. Revelation as Enigma and ParadoxPart 2. God3. Teleological Suspensions4. Commanded Love and Divine TranscendencePart 3. Heteronomy5. The Trauma of Transcendence as Heteronomous Intersubjectivity6. Transcendence, Heteronomy, and the Birth of the Responsible SelfPart 4. Reversal7. The "Logic" of Solidarity8. Inverted Intentionality: Being AddressedNotesIndex

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  • ISBN13: 9780253219664
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780253219664
  • ISBN10: 0253219663

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