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An-Archy and Justice: An Introduction to Emmanuel Levinas's Political Thought
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An-Archy and Justice: An Introduction to Emmanuel Levinas's Political Thought (Hardback)

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Emmanuel Levinas's phenomenologies of the face of the Other have opened new vistas for contemporary ethical thought, but their implications for political thought have remained largely unexplored. In An-Archy and Justice, William Simmons systematically examines Levinas's political thought from its foundations to its implications to fill this theoretical void. Levinas worked against the predominant egocentric traditions in Western philosophy, claiming that in order to respond concretely to all Others the ego must rely on political institutions, yet these institutions must always be held in check by the original ethical relationship with the Other. In his penetrating and insightful analysis of Levinas's work, Simmons argues that Levinas's philosophy provides a new foundation for political thought by grounding the liberal state on an anarchical ethics. An-Archy and Justice is a ground-breaking and thought-provoking analysis of a profoundly creative thinker.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical ideologiesLiberalism & centre democratic ideologiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyWestern philosophy, from c 1900 - Publisher: Lexington Books Publication Date: 29/07/2003 ISBN-13: 9780739107034  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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William Paul Simons is an Assistant Professor at Bethany College and author of several articles on Levinas.

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