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Aspects of Alterity : Levinas, Marcel, And the Contemporary Debate (Hardcover)

Author: Treanor, Brian

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Taking up the question of otherness that so fascinates contemporary continental philosophy, Brian Treanor asks what it means for something or someone to be other than the self. The philosophies of Emmanuel Levinas and Gabriel Marcel provide the point of embarkation for understanding the two positions on this question. Levinas and Marcel were contemporaries, whose philosophies exhibit remarkably similar concern for the other but nevertheless remain fundamentally incompatible. Thus, these two thinkers provide a striking illustration of both the proximity of and the unbridgeable gap between two accounts of otherness. Aspects of Alterity delves into this debate, first in order understand the issues at stake in these two positions and second to determine which description better accounts for the experience of encountering the other. Treanor's meticulously crafted account of a key concept will illuminate debates in philosophy, religion, and literary studies.


Publisher Fordham Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780823226849
SKU 202711275
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0823226840
Release Date 6/11/2013
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0358
Publisher Fordham University Press
Series Part 54
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