Essays On Levinas And Law: A Mosaic

Hardcover | January 15, 2009

EditorDesmond Manderson

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This collection brings together major writers and major works on what Emmanuel Levinas means to law, and injects Levinas' provocative ethics right into the heart of living law, radically changing our understanding of both.

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This collection brings together major writers and major works on what Emmanuel Levinas means to law, and injects Levinas' provocative ethics right into the heart of living law, radically changing our understanding of both.

DESMOND MANDERSON holds the Canada Research Chair in Law and Discourse at the Faculty of Law, McGill University, Canada. He teaches, supervises, and publishes on a wide range of subjects involving interdisciplinary work in law and the humanities, with particular interests in ideas about the relationship of law to aesthetics, philosoph...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 7.63 × 5.62 × 0.94 inPublished:January 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230202373

ISBN - 13:9780230202375

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
GENESIS
Introduction--D.Manderson
EXODUS
Getting Down to Cases: Can a Levinasian Ethics Generate Norms?--D.Perpich
Levinasian Ethics and the Concept of Law--J.Crowe
Questions for a Reluctant Jurisprudence of Alterity--N.Smith
Productive Ambivalence: Levinasian Subjectivity, Justice, and the Rule of Law--J.Stauffer
LEVITICUS
Verdict and Sentence: Cover and Levinas on the Robe of Justice--R.Gibbs
‘Current legal maxims in which the word neighbour occurs’: Levinas and the law of torts--D.Manderson
To Judge a Vegetable: Levinasian Ethics and the ‘morality of law’--M.Diamantides
NUMBERS
Subjecthood and Alterity in International Law--S.Jodoin
The Lesser Violence Than Murder and the Face-to-Face: ‘Illegal’ Immigrants Stand Over American Law--M.Failinger
Negative Witnessing and the Perplexities of Forgiveness: Polish Jewish contexts after the Shoah--D.Glowacka
DEUTERONOMY
Anarchic Law--S.Critchley (with a response by D.Manderson)
Exceptional Justice, Violent Proximity--J.Sims
Rethinking Justice with Levinas--S.Roberts-Cady
Index