Moments of Disruption: Levinas, Sartre, and the Question of Transcendence

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Moments of Disruption: Levinas, Sartre, and the Question of Transcendence

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Book

Description/Summary

This book explores the ethical and political implications of Levinas’s and Sartre’s accounts of human existence.

In Moments of Disruption, Kris Sealey considers Emmanuel Levinas and Jean-Paul Sartre together to fully realize the ethical and political implications of their similar descriptions of human existence. Focusing on points of contact and difference between their writings on transcendence, identity, existence, and alterity, Sealey presents not only an understanding of Sartrean politics in which Levinas’s somewhat apolitical program might be taken into the political, but also an explicitly political reading of Levinas that resonates well with Sartre’s work. In bringing together both thinkers accounts of disrupted existence in this way, a theoretical place is found from which to question the claim that politics and ethics are mutually exclusive.

ISBN

9781438448657

Publication Date

12-2013

Publication Information

Kris Sealey, Moments of Disruption: Levinas, Sartre, and the Question of Transcendence, State University of New York Press, December 1, 2013

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