Emmanuel Levinas and the Limits to Ethics: A Critique and a by Aryeh Botwinick

By Aryeh Botwinick

Emanuel Levinas and the bounds to Ethics highlights how greatly diverse Jewish ethics is from Christian ethics, and the profound affinities that subsist among Jewish ethics and philosophical and political liberalism.

The philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas has captured the mind's eye of a world constituency who take his absolutizing of moral calls for and his assigning primacy to ethics over all different branches of inquiry in his mapping of Western philosophy to be indicative of an immense re-ordering of either own and cultural id. it really is this re-ordering, they think, that may fix better wholeness and price to human lifestyles. during this publication, Aryeh Botwinick takes factor with either the theoretical research that Levinas engages in, and the sensible moral import that he attracts from it.

Arguing that what Levinas has to claim approximately either skepticism and adverse theology can be utilized to re-route his argument clear of the avowed goals of his proposal, this ebook may be of serious curiosity to scholars and students of Jewish stories, Ethics and Philosophy.

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