Philosophy Today 57 (1):28-41 (2013)

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Abi Doukhan
Queens College (CUNY)
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This article explores Levinas' critique of Western epistemology as centered on justification (i.e. a strictly rational, argumentative approach), thereby ignoring the permeable, open and inter-subjective element of the quest for knowledge. In a masterful play on words, Levinas proposes rather a shift from justification to justice, from argumentation to permeability to exteriority, and sets this shift at the foundation of any genuine journey to knowledge.
Keywords Catholic Tradition  Contemporary Philosophy  Continental Philosophy  justice, justification, epistemology, levinas
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