Plurality and transcendence: Levinas with and after Marcel

Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Anglų kalba / English
Plurality and transcendence: Levinas with and after Marcel
In the Journal:
Levinas studies . 2010, 5, p. 83-98, 193-194
Dievas; Emmanuelis Levinas; Etinis subjektyvumas; Gabriel Marcel; Judaizmas; Katalikybė; Krikščionybė; Modernusis mokslas; Onto-teologija; Personalizmas; Subjektyvybė; Tapatybė; Viltis; Visuomenė
Catholicism; Christianity, Judaism; Emmanuel Levinas; Ethical subjectivity; Gabriel Marcel; God; Hope; Identity; Judaism; Modern science; Onto-theology; Personalism; Society; Subjectivity
Summary / Abstract:

ENThe relationship between Levinas and Gabriel Marcel appeared to be one of mutual respect based on a shared distrust of scientific and objective knowledge as a basis for understanding interpersonal relations. Jeffrey Bloechl clearly shows several points of convergence between Levinas’s and Marcel’s thinking while also showing important areas of divergence. Both Levinas and Marcel reject the immanence implied by objective knowledge in the name of a transcendent relation with the absolutely other or what Marcel calls the mystery. However, whereas for Marcel transcendence is made possible by recovering a sense of “the sacrality of nature,” for Levinas it implies the rejection of the sacred in the name of an ethics focused entirely on the face of the other human being who speaks to me from beyond the world and nature. Bloechl suggests that part of the tension between Marcel and Levinas may be attributable to different religious experiences - one Christian and the other post-Holocaust Jewish—raising the question of how far their respective philosophical viewpoints can ultimately be reconciled with each other. [From introduction of volume]

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