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Intrigues: From Being to the Other (Hardcover)

Author: Riera, Gabriel

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This book examines the possibility of writing the other and explores whether an ethical writing that preserves the other as such is possible. It also discusses what the implications are for an ethically inflected criticism. Emmanuel Levinas and Maurice Blanchot, whose works constitute the most thorough contemporary exploration of the question of the other and of its relation to writing, are Riera's main focus. Critics in recent years have discussed an ?ethical moment or turn? characterized by the other's irruption into the order of discourse. The other becomes a true crossroads of disciplines, since it affects several aspects of discourse: the constitution of the subject, the status of knowledge, the nature of representation, and what that representation represses (gender, power). Through close readings of texts by Heidegger, Levinas, and Blanchot, this book examines how the question of the other engages the very limits of philosophy, rationality, and power.


Publisher Fordham University Press
Mfg Part# 9780823226719
SKU 202711094
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0823226719
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0247
Publisher Fordham University Press
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