A Covenant of Creatures: Levinas's Philosophy of Judaism by Michael Fagenblat

By Michael Fagenblat

"I am no longer a very Jewish thinker," stated Emmanuel Levinas, "I am only a thinker." This booklet argues opposed to the belief, affirmed via Levinas himself, that Totality and Infinity and another way Than Being separate philosophy from Judaism. by way of interpreting Levinas's philosophical works in the course of the prism of Judaic texts and concepts, Michael Fagenblat argues that what Levinas referred to as "ethics" is as a lot a hermeneutical product wrought from the Judaic background as a chain of phenomenological observations. interpreting the Levinas's philosophy of Judaism inside of a Heideggerian and Pauline framework, Fagenblat makes use of biblical, rabbinic, and Maimonidean texts to supply sustained interpretations of the philosopher's paintings. eventually he demands a reconsideration of the relation among culture and philosophy, and of the that means of religion after the loss of life of epistemology.

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