God and philosophy according to Levinas

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
God and philosophy according to Levinas
In the Journal:
Levinas studies . 2007, 2, p. 29-48, 215-217
Keywords:
LT
Anapus būties; Dievas; Emmanuel Levinas; Etika; Kitaip negu būtis; Kitas; Klasikinė graikų filosofija; Neoplatonizmas; Ontologinis skirtumas; Pirmumas; Transcendencija
EN
Anteriority; Beyond being; Classical Greek philosophy; Emmanuel Levinas; Ethics; God; Neoplatonism; Ontological difference; Other; Otherwise than being; Transcendence
Summary / Abstract:

ENLet me begin with a strong affirmation on the part of Levinas, almost a condemnation of all philosophical discourse itself, such as we find in “The Trace of the Other”: Western philosophy coincides with the unveiling of the Other in which the Other, in manifesting itself as being, loses its otherness. Philosophy has been stricken since its infancy with a horror for the Other that remains Other — an insurmountable allergy. That is why it is essentially a philosophy of being, the understanding of being its last word and the fundamental structure of man. That is also why it becomes a philosophy of immanence and autonomy, or atheism. The God of the philosophers, from Aristotle to Leibniz, including the God of the scholastics, is a god adequate to reason. [Extract, p. 29]

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1554-7000, 2153-8433
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