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The Intrigue of Ethics
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The Intrigue of Ethics: A Reading of the Idea of Discourse in the Thought of Emmanuel Levinas

Jeffrey Dudiak

Abstract

This book explains how human beings can live more peacefully with one another by understanding the conditions of possibility for dialogue. Philosophically, this challenge is articulated as the problem of: how dialogue as dia-logos is possible when the shared logos is precisely that which is in question. Emmanuel Levinas, in demonstrating that the shared logos is a function of interhuman relationship, helps us to make some progress in understanding the possibilities for dialogue in this situation. If the terms of the argument to this point are tak ... More

Keywords: dialogue, dia-logos, Emmanuel Levinas, God, peace, logos, discourse

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780823220922
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823220922.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey Dudiak, author
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, The King's University College