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(Art) Existence Without a World (Levinas)

Reading Existence and Existents by Emmanuel Levinas, I stumbled across this neat little bit about art in the chapter on “Existence without a World.” This is a 1947 text, written right after the war, and before, it seems, the turn … Continue reading

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Levinas and “The Faceless Palestinians” (Ethics & Politics) (Eisenstadt & Katz)

Stuck in the middle, did Levinas say what others impute he said about the Palestinian people or about Islam? Was Levinas a racist? At what critical junctures does his ethical project collapse? Oona Eisenstadt and Claire Katz weigh in on … Continue reading

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(Conference) Levinas, Law and Literature (Antwerp) January 20-22)

Messianism and poetry, philosophical aesthetics and literary Judaism,  ethics and ontogenesis, Bible and Talmud, gender and politics. You can find here a description of and the program for what looks like an excellent conference at the Institute of Jewish Studies … Continue reading

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Conference CFP: “Levinas, Law and Literature” (Antwerp)

CFP: ‘Levinas, Law and Literature’, International Conference, January, 20–22, 2016, Antwerp, Belgium September 6, 2015 in Conferences Institute of Jewish Studies (University of Antwerp) Center for European Philosophy (University of Antwerp) January, 20–22, 2016, Antwerp Abstract submission deadline: 20/09/2015 One cannot … Continue reading

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Place and Placelessness, Human Rights and History (Samuel Moyn)

I was not expecting to need to read Samuel Moyn’s The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History, but it’s a good thing I did. The sharpness of the book lies in the clarity with which Moyn wants to delineate Human … Continue reading

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We’re All Jewish Now (Claire Katz, Emmanuel Levinas and the Crisis of Humanism)

I don’t often like reading Levinas or reading about Levinas. But my interests tend often to narrow, which may explain why I liked so much Claire Katz’s new book, Levinas and the Crisis of Humanism. Most of what I liked … Continue reading

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Rosh Ha’Shanah Days of Awe (Syria)

It’s the week after Labor Day and the Jewish New Year, the new year of creation, which comes early this year, is suddenly upon us. I know that these are the Days of Awe, but the rolling catastrophe that is … Continue reading

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