Feminist interpretations of Emmanuel Levinas

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This volume of essays, all but one previously unpublished, investigates the question of Levinas’s relationship to feminist thought. Levinas, known as the philosopher of the Other, was famously portrayed by Simone de Beauvoir as a patriarchal thinker who denigrated women by viewing them as the paradigmatic Other. Reconsideration of the validity of this interpretation of Levinas and exploration of what more positively can be derived from his thought for feminism are two of this volume’s primary aims.

Levinas breaks with Heidegger’s phenomenology by understanding the ethical relation to the Other, the face-to-face, as exceeding the language of ontology. The ethical orientation of Levinas’s philosophy assumes a subject who lives in a world of enjoyment, a world that is made accessible through the dwelling. The feminine presence presides over this dwelling, and the feminine face represents the first welcome. How is this feminine face to be understood? Does it provide a model for the infinite obligation to the Other, or is it a proto-ethical relation? The essays in this volume investigate this dilemma.

Contributors are Alison Ainley, Diane Brody, Catherine Chalier, Luce Irigaray, Claire Katz, Kelly Oliver, Diane Perpich, Stella Sandford, Sonya Sikka, and Ewa Ziarek.

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table_of_contents Machine generated contents note: I From the Caress to the Word: Transcendence and the -- Feminine in the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas -- Diane Perpich -- 2 Levinas's Matemal Method from 'Time and the Other" -- Through Otherwise Than Being: No Woman's Land? -- Donna Brody -- 3 The Ethical Passions of Emmanuel Levinas -- Ewa Ptonowska Ziarek -- 4 The Delightful Other: Portraits of the Feminine in -- Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Levinas Sonia Sikka -- 5 The Fecundity of the Caress: A Reading of Levinas, Totality -- and Infinity, "Phenomenology of Eros" Luce Irigaray -- 6 Reinhabiting the House of Ruth: Exceeding the Limits of -- the Feminine in Levinas Claire Elise Katz -- The Exteriority of the Feminine Catherine Chaier -- Translated by Bettina Bergo -- Masculine Mothers? Maternity in Levinas and Plato -- Stella Sandford -- Levinas and Kant: Maternal Morality and Illegitimate -- Offspring Alison Ainley -- Patemal Election and the Absent Father Kelly Oliver -- Bibliography -- Index -- Notes on Contributors.
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