Emmanuel Levinass Geopolitics: Overlooked Conversations between Rabbinical and Third World Decolonialisms

In this article, I re-evaluate critiques of Levinas's Eurocentrism by exploring his openness to decolonial theory. First, I survey Levinas's conceptual confrontation with imperialism, showing that his early Eurocentric work (1930s-1960s) is revised in his later writing (1970s-1980s). Second, I explore the contextual reasons that led him to take that path, such as his previously overlooked conversations with the liberationist South American intellectual Enrique Dussel. Finally, I present the case for a revisitation of the current theoretical frameworks of Jewish thought. I explain how Levinas's encounter with Third World discourses helps to add a needed decolonial layer to contemporary Jewish intercultural conversations
Keywords Judaism   Emmanuel Levinas   Eurocentrism   postcolonialism   Enrique Dussel
Categories (categorize this paper)
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 9,357
External links
  •   Try with proxy.
  •   Try with proxy.
  •   Try with proxy.
  • Through your library Configure
    References found in this work BETA

    No references found.

    Citations of this work BETA

    No citations found.

    Similar books and articles
    Joshua Shaw (2011). Is Levinass Philosophy a Response to the Holocaust? Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 18 (2):121-146.
    Deidre Butler (2000). Engendering Questions. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 7 (1):13-19.
    Maria Dimitrova (2008). Emmanuel Levinas. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 10:69-76.
    Robyn Horner (2000). Emmanuel Levinas on God and Philosophy. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 7 (1):41-46.

    Monthly downloads

    Added to index


    Total downloads

    12 ( #106,433 of 1,088,783 )

    Recent downloads (6 months)


    How can I increase my downloads?

    My notes
    Sign in to use this feature

    Start a new thread
    There  are no threads in this forum
    Nothing in this forum yet.