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 no longer a very Jewish thinker," acknowledged Emmanuel Levinas, "I am only a thinker." This booklet argues opposed to the assumption, affirmed by means of Levinas himself, that Totality and Infinity and in a different way Than Being separate philosophy from Judaism. via studying 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 historical past as a chain 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 that means of religion after the demise of epistemology.

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