addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1linklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

Levinas, Alterity and Transcendence

"In today's world, where religious conceptions of exalted higher powers are constantly called into question by theoretical investigation and by the powerful influence of science and technology on our understanding of the universe, has the notion of transcendence been stripped of its significance?

In Levinas's incisive model, transcendence is indeed alive -- not in any notion of our relationship to a mysterious, sacred realm but in the idea of our worldly, subjective relationships to others.

Levinas explores the ways in which Plotinus, Descartes, Husserl, and Heidegger have encountered the question of transcendence. In discourses on the concepts of totality and infinity, he locates his own thinking in the context of pre-Socratic philosophers, Aristotle, Leibniz, Spinoza, Kant, and Descartes. Throughout, Alterity and Transcendence reveals a commitment to ethics as first philosophy -- obliging modern thinkers to investigate not merely the true but the good."

The book is a collection of short essays and dialogues. The work itself is broken into four larger sections. We will read  the first section:


THE OTHER TRANSCENDENCE
1 Philosophy and Transcendence 3
2 Totality and Totalization 39
3 Infinity 53

PDF can be downloaded below

http://www.amazon.com/Alterity-Transcendence-Emmanuel-Levinas/dp/0231116519/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380663313&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=altenity+and+transcendence

 

https://anonfiles.com/file/6275a2c71044e51b354c3f89faddb203

Join or login to comment.

  • mariann

    I'm on page 27, when Levinas discusses "glory" and the face of the Other. I was recently talking to a friend about Exodus 33- where God tells Moses that no one can see his face and live... there's also a part where Moses asks to see God's "glory..." but he's instructed to only look upon God's back, for reasons that he'd die. "Glory" and "presence" are often translated together. Seems like Levinas is alluding to this very passage, especially since he mentions "the chosen one."

    2 · November 25, 2013

12 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy