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Between Levinas and Lacan : Self, Other, Ethics

By: Ruti, Mari.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015Description: 1 online resource (241 p.).ISBN: 9781628926439.Subject(s): Ethics | Lacan, Jacques, 1901-1981 | Lévinas, Emmanuel | Other (Philosophy) | Phenomenology | PsychoanalysisGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Between Levinas and Lacan : Self, Other, EthicsDDC classification: 194 LOC classification: B2430.L484 R88 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Author's Note; Preface; Chapter 1 Breaking the obstinacyof being: Levinas's ethicsof the face; Chapter 2 The ethics of precarity:Judith Butler's reluctantuniversalism; Chapter 3 The Lacanian rebuttal:Žižek, Badiou, andrevolutionary politics; Chapter 4 In search of defiant subjects:Rebellion in Lacan andMarcuse; Chapter 5 Beyond the impasses: Theneed for normative limits; Notes; Preface; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Index
Summary: Levinas and Lacan, two giants of contemporary theory, represent schools of thought that seem poles apart. In this major new work, Mari Ruti charts the ethical terrain between them. At first glance, Levinansian and Lacanian approaches may seem more or less incompatible, and in many ways they are, particularly in their understanding of the self-other relationship. For both Levinas and Lacan, the subject's relationship to the other is primary in the sense that the subject, literally, does not exist without the other, but they see the challenge of ethics quite differently: while Levinas laments
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Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Author's Note; Preface; Chapter 1 Breaking the obstinacyof being: Levinas's ethicsof the face; Chapter 2 The ethics of precarity:Judith Butler's reluctantuniversalism; Chapter 3 The Lacanian rebuttal:Žižek, Badiou, andrevolutionary politics; Chapter 4 In search of defiant subjects:Rebellion in Lacan andMarcuse; Chapter 5 Beyond the impasses: Theneed for normative limits; Notes; Preface; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Index

Levinas and Lacan, two giants of contemporary theory, represent schools of thought that seem poles apart. In this major new work, Mari Ruti charts the ethical terrain between them. At first glance, Levinansian and Lacanian approaches may seem more or less incompatible, and in many ways they are, particularly in their understanding of the self-other relationship. For both Levinas and Lacan, the subject's relationship to the other is primary in the sense that the subject, literally, does not exist without the other, but they see the challenge of ethics quite differently: while Levinas laments

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Mari Ruti is Professor of Critical Theory at the University of Toronto, Canada. She is the author of, among other books, A World of Fragile Things: Psychoanalysis and the Art of Living (2009), The Singularity of Being: Lacan and the Immortal Within (2012), and The Age of Scientific Sexism: How Evolutionary Psychology Promotes Gender Profiling and Fans the Battle of the Sexes (2015).

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