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Gabriel Riera

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780823226719

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823226719.001.0001

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Five: Art's Inhumanity: “Reality and Its Shadow”

Five: Art's Inhumanity: “Reality and Its Shadow”

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(p.106) Five: Art's Inhumanity: “Reality and Its Shadow”
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Intrigues
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Gabriel Riera

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823226719.003.0006

This chapter discusses Emmanuel Levinas' criticism on the inhumanity of art in his essay “Reality and Its Shadow”. It explains that the il y a plays a central role in Levinas' thinking and in his determination of the nonethical nature of the work of art. Levinas places transitional layers between the anonymous rumbling of the il y a and the order of the world or totality, and considers the exposure of consciousness to the il y a as a horror that throws subjectivity into an impersonal vigilance.

Keywords:   Emmanuel Levinas, inhumanity of art, Reality and Its Shadow, art criticism, consciousness, il y a

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