Leading Chinese and Western philosophers work alongside one another to explore the writings of one of the twentieth century's most perplexing and original ethical and metaphysical thinkers.* Comparative discussion of Levinas on phenomenology, ethics, metaphysics and political philosophy within European philosophy and with Chinese philosophy* Innovative accounts of Levinasian themes of surpassing phenomenology, post-Heideggerian philosophy, the philosophy of saintliness, transcendence and immanence, time and sensibility, desire, death, political philosophy, the subject, and the space of communicativity
Nicholas Bunnin is Director of the Philosophy Project, Institute for Chinese Studies, University of Oxford and Chairman of the British Committee of the Philosophy Summer School in China. He co-edited Contemporary Chinese Philosophy (Blackwell 2002) and has written on Chinese and comparative philosophy. He co-edited The Blackwell Companion to Philosophy (1997, 2 nd edition 2003) and co-authored The Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy (2004). Yang Dachun is Professor of Philosophy, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou. He co-edited A Century with Levinas or the Destiny of the Other (2008) and wrote Language, Body and Other: Three Main Themes of Contemporary French Philosophy (forthcoming). Earlier books include studies of Kierkegaard, Derrida, Foucault, Merleau-Ponty, structuralism, post-structuralism and deconstruction, and he has translated major works of Merleau-Ponty into Chinese. Linyu Gu is Managing Editor, Journal of Chinese Philosophy. She has written on Whitehead's process philosophy in relation to Chinese Philosophy and on Japanese philosophy.
CHUNG-YING CHENG / Preface. NICHOLAS BUNNIN / Introduction. YANG DACHUN / Levinas and the Three Dimensions of Surpassing Phenomenology. JACQUES TAMINIAUX / Levinas and Heidegger: A Post-Heidegarrian Approach to Phenomenological Issues DU XIAOZHEN / The Philosophy of Saintliness: Some Notes on the Thought of Levinas. MO WEIMIN / Phenomenology or Anti-Phenomenology? -A Study of the Subject in Levinas. SIMON CRITCHLEY / The Split Subject. WANG LIPING / Transcendence or Immanence? Levinas, Bergson, and Chinese Thought. WANG HENG / The Instant as the Key to the Escape from Being on Levinas's Phenomenology of Sensibility and Time in His Early Period MARIE-ANNE LESCOURRET / Desire by Levinas. SHANG JIE / The Phenomenology of Death. WANG TANGJIA / The Concepts of Death in Heidegger and Levinas SUN XIANGCHEN / Emmanuel Levinas and the Critique of Modern Political Philosophy. ROBERT BERNASCONI / Extraterritoriality: Outside the Subject, Outside the State. DORIAN WISZNIEWSKI / "The Space of Communicativity": Levinas and Architecture.