Ethics and the Environment 12 (1):39-66 (2007)

Abstract
: The main threads of Emmanuel Levinas's theory of ethics, developed in his philosophical works, Totality and Infinity (1969), and Otherwise than Being or Beyond Essence (1998), instruct that ethics require transcendence of being and nature, which he describes in terms of a transcendence of animality to the human. This apparent devaluation of the nonhuman would seem to preclude the development of Levinasian environmental ethics. However, a deconstructive reading of Levinas recognizes a subtext that interrupts the main threads of his argument running against the inclusion of nonhuman others in ethics. Through a critical reconstructive reading of Levinas, I develop an ethic extraneous to Levinas's transcendent ethics, an ethic outside his "otherwise than being."
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.2979/ETE.2007.12.1.39
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 51,192
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Totality and Infinity.Emmanuel Levinas - 1961/1969 - Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press.
I and Thou.Martin Buber - 1970 - New York: Scribner.

View all 23 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

A Dynamic Stakeholder Model: An Other‐Oriented Ethical Approach.Akram Hatami & Naser Firoozi - 2019 - Business Ethics: A European Review 28 (3):349-360.
Individuation, the Mass and Farm Animals.Henry Buller - 2013 - Theory, Culture and Society 30 (7-8):155-175.
Ethics and the Speaking of Things.Lucas D. Introna - 2009 - Theory, Culture and Society 26 (4):398-419.
Levinas and Our Moral Responsibility Toward Other Animals.Peter Atterton - 2011 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 54 (6):633 - 649.

View all 8 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
85 ( #108,417 of 2,329,865 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #392,703 of 2,329,865 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes