Emmanuel Levinas: A Philosophy of Exile (Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy)

By: Doukhan, Abi

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Our era is profoundly marked by the phenomenon of exile and it is has become increasingly urgent to rethink the concept of exile and our stance towards it. This renewed reflection on the problem of exile brings to the fore a number of questions regarding the traditionally negative connotation of exile. Is there not another way to understand the condition of exile? Permeated with references to the 'stranger', the 'other' and 'exteriority', the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas signifies a positive understanding of exile. This original and compelling book distills from Levinas's philosophy a wisdom of exile, for the first time shedding a positive light on the condition of exile itself. Abi Doukhan argues that Levinas's philosophy can be understood as a comprehensive philosophy of exile, from his ethics to his thoughts on society, love, knowledge, spirituality and art, thereby presenting a comprehensive view of the philosophy of Levinas himself as well as a renewed understanding of the wealth and contribution of exile to a given society.

Title: Emmanuel Levinas: A Philosophy of Exile (Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy)

Author Name: Doukhan, Abi

Categories: Other,

Publisher: U.S.A., Bloomsburry Acedemic: 2012

ISBN Number: 1441195769

ISBN Number 13: 9781441195760

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 102567

Description: New. May have slight shelfwear from storage. Emmanuel Levinas: A Philosophy of Exile (Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy). By Abi Doukhan (Author). Product Details Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy Hardcover: 192 pages Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; 1 edition (October 25, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1441195769 ISBN-13: 978-1441195760 Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.7 x 9.3 inches

Keywords: Emmanuel Levinas: A Philosophy of Exile (Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy)