Humanism Of The Other by Emmanuel Levinas

Humanism Of The Other

byEmmanuel Levinas

Paperback | October 18, 2005

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In Humanism of the Other, Emmanuel Levinas argues that it is not only possible but of the highest exigency of understand one's humanity through the humanity of others. In paperback for the first time, Levinas's work here is based in a new appreciation for ethics and takes new distances from phenomenology, idealism, and skepticism to rehabilitate humanism and restore its promises. Painfully aware of the long history of dehumanization that reached its apotheosis in Hitler and Nazism, Levinas does not underestimate the difficulty of reconciling oneself with another. The humanity of the human, Levinas argues, is not discoverable through mathematics, rational metaphysics, or introspection. Rather, it is found in the recognition that the other person comes first, that the suffering and mortality of others are the obligations and morality of the self.

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Title:Humanism Of The OtherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.4 inPublished:October 18, 2005Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0252073266

ISBN - 13:9780252073267

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"Jewish, philosophical, timely, and aided by a brilliant introduction."