Emmanuel Levinas (Routledge Critical Thinkers) (Routledge Critical Thinkers)

Seán Hand

In this clear, accessible guide, Sean Hand sets Levinas's work in its intellectual and social contexts and examines: the influence of phenomenology and Judaism on Levinas's thought key Levinasian concepts such as the 'face', the 'other', ethical consciousness and responsibility Levinas's work on aesthetics the relationship of philosophy and religion in Levinas's writings the interaction of Levinas's work with historical discussions.Concluding with an assessment of Levinas's continuing influence in contemporary theory and a thorough guide to further reading, this volume is an invaluable first step for those new to his wide-ranging and sometimes difficult work.

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