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Category: Philosophy -> Philosophy -> Inventory #19590
Ethics at a Standstill: History and Subjectivity in Levinas and the Frankfurt School
Horowitz, Asher
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Publisher: Duquesne University Press
Place: Pennsylvania
Year: 2008
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9780820704081
Binding: Paperback
Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
Book Condition: New
Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published
Asher Horowitz explores the philosophies of Levinas and the critical theorists of the Frankfurt School, demonstrating the ways in which their works diverge from and complement each other. As Horowitz explains, the manner in which these thinkers are here related to each other resembles Adorno's suggestion, or even program, for thinking in constellations. Demonstrating an authoritative command of both the thinkers themselves - including Benjamin, Horkheimer, and Marcuse - and the various philosophical contexts (German idealism, phenomenology, Marxism, psychoanalysis) in which they are embedded, Horowitz offers a politically thoughtful and philosophically provocative analysis based on a wide range of texts and a critical reconstruction and confrontation between the positions.While a few studies have previously addressed the philosophical relationship between Levinas and Adorno, in particular, "Ethics at a Standstill" is unique in arguing that each of these ways of thinking calls forth from the other, respectively, a social-critical and ethical supplement that is insufficiently developed in their own work. 404pp.
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