Hypatia 21 (1):119-136 (2006)

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Lisa Guenther
Vanderbilt University
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: Emmanuel Levinas compares ethical responsibility to a maternal body who bears the Other in the same without assimilation. In explicating this trope, he refers to a biblical passage in which Moses is like a "wet nurse" bearing Others whom he has "neither conceived nor given birth to" (Num. 11:12). A close reading of this passage raises questions about ethics, maternity, and sexual difference, for both the concept of ethical substitution and the material practice of mothering
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DOI 10.2979/hyp.2006.21.1.119
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Otherwise Than Being or Beyond Essence.Emmanuel Levinas & Alphonso Lingis - 1981 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 17 (4):245-246.
Entre Nous on Thinking-of-the-Other.Emmanuel Lévinas - 1998 - Columbia University Press.

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