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Author Plant, Bob, 1970-
Title Wittgenstein and Levinas : ethical and religious thought / Bob Plant
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2005
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  192 P6942 2005    AVAILABLE    30500101203225
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  B3376.W564 P713 2005    AVAILABLE    30530000803999
Descript 290 pages ; 24 cm
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Series Routledge studies in twentieth-century philosophy ; 24
Routledge studies in twentieth century philosophy ; 24
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
1. Peaceful thoughts : philosophy as therapy in Pyrrhonism and Wittgenstein -- 2. Trusting in a world-picture : knowledge, faith and ethics after On certainty -- 3. Pluralism, justice and vulnerability : politicizing Wittgenstein -- 4. Interlude : on preferring peace to war -- 5. Wretchedness without recompense : Wittgenstein on religion, ethics and guilt -- 6. Trespassing : guilt and sacrifice in Heidegger, Levinas and ordinary life -- 7. The unreasonableness of ethics : Levinas and the limits of responsibility -- 8. Contaminations : Levinas, Wittgenstein and Derrida
"Ludwig Wittgenstein and Emmanuel Levinas are two of the most influential and challenging thinkers of the twentieth century. Despite this, their writings are seen as coming from opposed philosophical camps and as a result little work has been done comparing the two philosophers. This book explores the hitherto neglected affinities and tensions between their philosophies, and the often antagonistic intellectual traditions each represents."
"This unique book demonstrates how a critical engagement with Wittgenstein and Levinas facilitates a rethinking of some of the most pressing religious, ethical and political problems facing the twenty-first century. As such, the book will be of use to postgraduate students of Continental and Analytic philosophy, as well as those interested in contemporary theology."--Jacket
Subject Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951
LeĢvinas, Emmanuel
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