Levinas Studies 13:85-102 (2019)

Abstract
Although Levinas frequently references Plato positively, they are engaged in different philosophical enterprises. Whereas Levinas takes his place in the tradition of modern moral philosophy for which the atrocities of the twentieth century are undeniable burdens, Plato is concerned with cultivating dispositions that promote psychological and social harmony. For Levinas, Plato’s Form of the Good signals a dual commitment, on the one hand to the primacy of ethical action to existence, and on the other to the connection between ethics and transcendence, in the sense of absolute otherness or separation. But this reading is anachronistic.
Keywords Continental Philosophy  Major Philosophers  Philosophy and Religion
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.5840/levinas2020849
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: 65,581
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

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Aesth-Ethics: Levinas, Plato, and Art.Silvia Benso - 2008 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 13 (1):163-183.
The Primacy of Disruption in Levinas Account of Transcendence.Kris Sealey - 2010 - Research in Phenomenology 40 (3):363-377.
No Exit: Levinas' Aporetic Account of Transcendence.Robert Bernasconi - 2005 - Research in Phenomenology 35 (1):101-117.
Levinas on the Knife Edge: Body, Race, and Fascism in 1934.Christopher Cohoon - 2018 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 32 (3):426-438.
The Primary of Ethics Upon Philosophy.Mohammad Asghari - 2012 - Journal of Philosophical Investigations at University of Tabriz 6 (10):24-41.
The Tragic Sense of Levinas' Ethics.Arthur Cools - 2014 - Ethical Perspectives 21 (3):345-369.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2020-08-13

Total views
4 ( #1,256,548 of 2,461,463 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
4 ( #178,452 of 2,461,463 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

My notes