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Levinas and the Ancients

Levinas and the Ancients (Hardback)

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The relation between the Greek and Judeo-Christian traditions is "the great problem" of Western philosophy according to Emmanuel Levinas. In this book Brian Schroeder, Silvia Benso, and an international group of philosophers address the relationship between Levinas and the world of ancient thought. In addition to philosophy, themes touching on religion, mythology, metaphysics, ontology, epistemology, ethics, and politics are also explored. The volume as a whole provides a unified and extended discussion of how an engagement between Levinas and thinkers from the ancient tradition works to enrich understandings of both. This book opens new pathways in ancient and modern philosophical studies as it illuminates new interpretations of Levinas' ethics and his social and political philosophy.

Brian Schroeder is Professor of Philosophy at Rochester Institute of Technology. He is the author of Altared Ground: Levinas, History, and Violence.Silvia Benso is Professor of Philosophy at Rochester Institute of Philosophy. She is the author of The Face of Things: A Different Side of Ethics.

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