Nine rich and masterful readings of the Talmud by the French Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas translate Jewish thought into the language of modern. Emmanuel Levinas, “Judaism and Revolution,” Nine Talmudic Readings, trans. Annette Aronowicz (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, ), p. Emmanuel Levinas, “The Temptation of Temptation,” Nine Talmudic Readings, trans. Annette Aronowicz (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, ), p.
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Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. These essays are crucial to the interpretation of Levinas’s work more generally, jine Aronowicz’s e “I know of no work that more readily opens this classic of Judaic learning to the general reader. These essays are crucial to the interpretation of Levinas’s work more generally, [and] Aronowicz’s excellent introduction and occasional notes are very helpful in making levnias work accessible to those unacquainted with either Talmud or Levinas.
Between andLevinas delivered these commentaries at the annual Talmudic colloquia reqdings a group of French Jewish intellectuals in Paris.
Here Levinas applies a hermeneutic that simultaneously allows the classic Jewish texts to shed light on contemporary problems and lets modern problems illuminate the texts.
Nine Talmudic Readings by Emmanuel Levinas
Besides being quintessential illustrations of the art of reading, the essays express the deeply ethical vision of the human condition that makes Levinas one of the most important thinkers of our time.
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Emanuelis Levinas later adapted to French orthography as Emmanuel Levinas received a traditional Jewish education in Lithuania. Levinas began his philosophical studies at Strasbourg University inwhere he began his lifelong friendship with the French philosopher Emanuelis Levinas later adapted to French orthography as Emmanuel Levinas received a traditional Jewish education in Lithuania.
Levinas began his philosophical studies at Strasbourg University inwhere he began his lifelong friendship with the French philosopher Maurice Blanchot. Inhe went to Freiburg University to study phenomenology under Edmund Husserl.
At Freiburg he also met Martin Heidegger. According to his obituary in New Ninf Times, Levinas came to regret his enthusiasm for Heidegger, because of the latter’s affinity for the Nazis.
During a lecture on forgiveness, Levinas stated “One can readigs many Germans, but there are some Germans it is difficult to forgive. It is difficult to forgive Heidegger. He began teaching at the University of Poitiers inreading the Nanterre campus of the University of Paris inand at the Sorbonne infrom which he retired in He was also a Professor at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.
In leevinas was awarded the Balzan Prize for Philosophy. Among his most famous students is Rabbi Baruch Garzon from Tetouan Moroccowho learnt Philosophy with Levinas at the Sorbonne and later went on to become one of the most important Rabbis of the Spanish-speaking world.
In the s, Levinas emerged from the circle of intellectuals surrounding Jean Wahl as a leading French thinker. His work is based on the ethics of the Other or, in Levinas’ terms, on “ethics as first philosophy”. By his lights, ethics becomes an entity independent of subjectivity to the point where ethical responsibility is integral to the subject; hence an ethics of responsibility precedes any “objective searching after truth”.
Levinas derives the primacy of his ethics from the radings of the encounter with the Other. For Levinas, the irreducible relation, the epiphany, of the face-to-face, the encounter with another, is a privileged phenomenon in which the other person’s proximity and distance are both strongly felt.
Nine Talmudic Readings
At the same time, the revelation of the face makes a demand, this demand is before one can express, or know one’s freedom, to affirm or deny. Even murder fails as an attempt to take hold of this otherness. Levinss Levinas’s later thought following “Totality and Infinity”, he argued that our responsibility for the other was already rooted within our subjective constitution.
It should be noted that the first line of the preface of this book is “everyone will readily agree that lwvinas is of the highest importance to know whether we are not duped by morality. Books by Emmanuel Levinas. Trivia About Nine Talmudic Rea No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.