Levinas And The Crisis Of Humanism

Paperback | December 11, 2012

byClaire Elise Katz

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Reexamining Emmanuel Levinas's essays on Jewish education, Claire Elise Katz provides new insights into the importance of education and its potential to transform a democratic society, for Levinas's larger philosophical project. Katz examines Levinas's "Crisis of Humanism," which motivated his effort to describe a new ethical subject. Taking into account his multiple influences on social science and the humanities, and his various identities as a Jewish thinker, philosopher, and educator, Katz delves deeply into Levinas's works to understand the grounding of this ethical subject.

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Reexamining Emmanuel Levinas's essays on Jewish education, Claire Elise Katz provides new insights into the importance of education and its potential to transform a democratic society, for Levinas's larger philosophical project. Katz examines Levinas's "Crisis of Humanism," which motivated his effort to describe a new ethical subject. ...

Claire Elise Katz is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at Texas A&M University. She is author of Levinas, Judaism, and the Feminine (IUP, 2003).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:246 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:December 11, 2012Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253007658

ISBN - 13:9780253007650

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
1. The Limits of the Humanities
2. Solitary Men
3. The Crisis of Humanism
4. Before Phenomenology
5. The Promise of Jewish Education
6. Teaching, Fecundity, Responsibility
7. Humanism Found
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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"[I]n addition to its excellent readings of many texts and its helpful contextualizing of Levinas's project, Katz's book is a very good one indeed and one to be highly recommended." -AJS REVIEW