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Saintly Influence: Edith Wyschogrod and the Possibilities of Philosophy of Religion

Eric Boynton and Martin Kavka

Abstract

Since the publication of her first book, Emmanuel Levinas: The Problem of Ethical Metaphysics, in 1974 — the first book about Levinas published in English — Edith Wyschogrod has been at the forefront of the fields of Continental philosophy and philosophy of religion. Her work has crossed many disciplinary boundaries, making peregrinations from phenomenology and moral philosophy to historiography, the history of religions (both Western and non-Western), aesthetics, and the philosophy of biology. In all of these discourses, she has sought to cult ... More

Keywords: Emmanuel Levinas, ethical metaphysics, Continental philosophy, philosophy of religion, phenomenology, moral philosophy, historiography, Edith Wyschogrod, history of religions, aesthetics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780823230877
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823230877.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Boynton, editor

Martin Kavka, editor

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Introduction

Eric Boynton, and Martin Kavka

The Uncertainty Principle

Mark C. Taylor

Part I The Ethical and Transcendence

“God,” Gods, God

Adriaan T. Peperzak

Part II Practices of Influence

Tribute to Derrida

Amy Hollywood

Part III Channeling History

Part IV Response

An Exercise in Upbuilding

Edith Wyschogrod

End Matter