Leo Strauss and Emmanuel Levinas: Philosophy and the Politics of Revelation
Cambridge University Press, 2006 M05 22
Leo Strauss and Emmanuel Levinas, two twentieth-century Jewish philosophers and two extremely provocative thinkers whose reputations have grown considerably, are rarely studied together. This is due to the disparate interests of many of their intellectual heirs. Strauss has influenced political theorists and policy makers on the right while Levinas has been championed in the humanities by different cadres associated with postmodernist thought. In Leo Strauss and Emmanuel Levinas: Philosophy and the Politics of Revelation, first published in 2006, Leora Batnitzky brings together these two seemingly incongruous contemporaries, demonstrating that they often had the same philosophical sources and their projects had many formal parallels. While such a comparison is valuable in itself for better understanding each figure, it also raises profound questions in the debate on the definitions of 'religion', suggesting ways that religion makes claims on both philosophy and politics.
Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario
No encontramos ningún comentario en los lugares habituales.
Otras ediciones - Ver todas
affirms Aristotle atheism attempt believe chapter Christian conception contemporary context critique of religion cultural Zionism Descartes Descartes’s esotericism essay fundamental God’s Guttmann Heidegger Heidegger’s Hermann Cohen hermeneutic historicism human Husserl implications interpretation Islamic Jewish law Jewish philosophy Judaism Kant Kant’s Kuzari Leo Strauss Levinas and Cohen Levinas and Strauss Levinas maintains Levinas’s and Strauss’s Levinas’s claims Levinas’s philosophy Levinas’s thought liberal liberal democracy Maimonides Maimonides’s meaning messianic metaphysics modern philosophy moral natural right neo-Kantian notion oflaw ofthe ofthis one’s philosophical skepticism Philosophy and Law philosophy and revelation Plato point ofview position possible precisely question rabbinic rationalism reason recognize rejection relation between philosophy religious Rosenzweig sense sensibility skepticism social society Spinoza Spinoza’s Critique Strauss argues Strauss contends Strauss maintains Strauss puts Strauss’s claim Strauss’s perspective Strauss’s point Strauss’s reading Strauss’s thought Strauss’s view Talmud tension between philosophy theological Totality and Infinity tradition truth ultimately understanding university metaphysics