A Covenant of Creatures: Levinas's Philosophy of Judaism (Cultural Memory in the Present)

A Covenant of Creatures: Levinas's Philosophy of Judaism (Cultural Memory in the Present)

Michael Fagenblat


"I am now not a very Jewish thinker," acknowledged Emmanuel Levinas, "I am only a thinker." This ebook argues opposed to the belief, affirmed through Levinas himself, that Totality and Infinity and another way Than Being separate philosophy from Judaism. via analyzing Levinas's philosophical works during the prism of Judaic texts and concepts, Michael Fagenblat argues that what Levinas referred to as "ethics" is as a lot a hermeneutical product wrought from the Judaic history as a sequence of phenomenological observations. interpreting the Levinas's philosophy of Judaism inside of a Heideggerian and Pauline framework, Fagenblat makes use of biblical, rabbinic, and Maimonidean texts to supply sustained interpretations of the philosopher's paintings. finally he demands a reconsideration of the relation among culture and philosophy, and of the which means of religion after the loss of life of epistemology.

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