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Lévinas's ethical politics / Michael L. Morgan.

By: Morgan, Michael L, 1944- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks; The Helen and Martin Schwartz lectures in Jewish studies.Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2016Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780253021182; 0253021189.Subject(s): Ethics | Political science -- Philosophy | Political ethicsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Lévinas's ethical politics.DDC classification: 172.092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Overview -- Tears the civil servant cannot see: ethics and politics -- Judaism, Zionism, and the state of Israel -- Philosophical articulation -- The third party: transcendental ethics and realistic politics -- Ethics as critique -- Responsibility for others and the discourse of rights -- Liberalism and democracy -- Ethics, politics, and Zionism -- Teaching prophetic politics: ethics and politics in Levinas's Talmudic lessons -- Zionism and the justification of a Jewish state -- Ethics, politics, and Messianism -- Levinas's notorious interview -- Defense -- Levinas and his critics.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Overview -- Tears the civil servant cannot see: ethics and politics -- Judaism, Zionism, and the state of Israel -- Philosophical articulation -- The third party: transcendental ethics and realistic politics -- Ethics as critique -- Responsibility for others and the discourse of rights -- Liberalism and democracy -- Ethics, politics, and Zionism -- Teaching prophetic politics: ethics and politics in Levinas's Talmudic lessons -- Zionism and the justification of a Jewish state -- Ethics, politics, and Messianism -- Levinas's notorious interview -- Defense -- Levinas and his critics.

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In the last couple of decades, scholarship extending the moral philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas to social and political issues has dramatically increased. Such work demonstrates that Levinas's account is neither mystical nor Utopian and instead offers resources for thinking about ethics and for living ethically in a shared world. How one should understand those resources has remained a matter of debate. With this book, Morgan (emer., philosophy and Jewish studies, Indiana Univ.) will likely settle many of those debates. Simply put, this is the best resource on Levinas and political philosophy now available in English. It is sophisticated and at the same time accessible, and though technical, it has wide application. Arguing that Levinas provides significant tools for understanding how political critique is possible in relation to others, Morgan clearly, and rightly, situates Levinas as providing a metaphysical defense of the stakes of ethical politics. This book is required reading not only for Levinas scholars but for all who are interested in political philosophy. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates and above. --J. Aaron Simmons, Furman University

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<p>Michael L. Morgan is Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Jewish Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington and Senator Jerahmiel S. and Carole S. Grafstein Professor of Philosophy and Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. He is author of Dilemmas in Modern Jewish Thought, Interim Judaism, and editor (with Steven Weitzman) of Rethinking the Messianic Idea in Judaism (all published by IUP).</p>

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