Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 19 (2):131-145 (2012)
|Abstract||Abstract Levinas establishes an intriguing connection between idolatry and ontology. This connection is aptly illustrated by the biblical character of Balaam, the ambiguous Mesopotamian prophet or sorcerer of Numbers 22-24, who is almost never mentioned in Levinas's work but who is present, albeit hidden, in the talmudic reading “Contempt for the Torah as Idolatry.“ A deconstruction of this talmudic reading uncovers Balaam's footprints. It also clarifies different meanings of idolatry—exposing its ontological violence, but also, perhaps, its necessity for ethics and law|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Elliot R. Wolfson (2010). Secrecy, Modesty, and the Feminine : Kabbalistic Traces in the Thought of Levinas. In Kevin Hart & Michael Alan Signer (eds.), The Exorbitant: Emmanuel Levinas Between Jews and Christians. Fordham University Press.
Xiaoqiang Han (2008). Is Being a ‘Screen’ of God? Res Cogitans, Journal of Philosophy 5 (1).
James M. McLachlan (2011). Beyond the Self, Beyond Ontology: Levinas' Reading of Shestov's Reading of Kierkegaard. Comparative and Continental Philosophy 2 (2):179-196.
Donald Siebert (1984). Hume on Idolatry and Incarnation. Journal of the History of Ideas 45:379 - 396.
Robert Gibbs (2009). Verdict and Sentence Cover and Levinas on the Robe of Justice. In Desmond Manderson (ed.), Essays on Levinas and Law: A Mosaic. Palgrave Macmillan.
N. Trakakis (2010). Does Univocity Entail Idolatry? Sophia 49 (4):535-555.
Marie Cabaud Meaney (2010). Simone Weil and René Girard. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 84 (3):565-587.
Nick Smith (2007). Adorno Vs. Levinas: Evaluating Points of Contention. Continental Philosophy Review 40 (3):275-306.
Theodorus de Boer (1997). The Rationality of Transcendence: Studies in the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas. J.C. Gieben.
Richard Cross (2008). Idolatry and Religious Language. Faith and Philosophy 25 (2):190-196.
Hanoch Ben Pazi (2003). Rebuilding the Feminine in Levinas's Talmudic Readings. Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 12 (3):1-32.
Emmanuel Lévinas (2003). On Escape =. Stanford University Press.
Martin Kavka (2006). Is There a Warrant for Levinas's Talmudic Readings? Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 14 (1):153-173.
Simon Lumsden (2000). Absolute Difference and Social Ontology: Levinas Face to Face with Buber and Fichte. Human Studies 23 (3):227-241.
Ian Leask (2005). Ethics Overcomes Finitude. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 79 (3):447-459.
Added to index2011-11-30
Total downloads9 ( #114,230 of 550,917 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #63,425 of 550,917 )
How can I increase my downloads?