By Eric Sean Nelson, Antje Kapust, Kent Still
At a time of significant and extending curiosity within the paintings of Emmanuel Levinas, this quantity attracts readers into what Levinas defined as "philosophy itself"--"a discourse continuously addressed to another." therefore the thinker himself presents the thread that runs via those essays on his writings, one guided by means of the significance of the very fact of being addressed--the importance of the announcing even more than the acknowledged. The authors, top Levinas students and interpreters from around the globe, discover the philosopher's dating to quite a lot of highbrow traditions, together with theology, philosophy of tradition, Jewish inspiration, phenomenology, and the historical past of philosophy. in addition they interact Levinas's contribution to ethics, politics, legislation, justice, psychoanalysis and epistemology, between different themes.In their radical singularity, those essays show the inalienable alterity on the middle of Levinas's ethics. whilst, each one essay continues to be open to the others, and to the views and positions they suggest. hence the amount, in its caliber and variety, enacts an real come upon with Levinas's notion, embodying an highbrow ethics by means of advantage of its variety. Bringing jointly contributions from philosophy, theology, literary concept, gender experiences, and political idea, this publication deals a deeper and extra thorough come across with Levinas's ethics than any but written.
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Noth, Leviticus, 82. 22. Baruch A. Levine, The JPS Torah Commentary: Leviticus (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1989), 58. 23. Fox, Five Books of Moses, 548. 24. Noth, Leviticus, 85. 25. Ibid. 26. Ginzberg, Legends, 3:187. 27. Pentateuch with Rashi’s Commentary, trans. M. Rosenbaum and A. M. Silbermann ( Jerusalem, 1932), 38. Hereafter cited in the text as Rashi. 28. Edward Greenstein, “Deconstruction and Biblical Narrative,” Prooftexts 9 (1989): 70. 29. Damrosch, Leviticus, 72. 30. , 70.
Chapters 11–16 detail the impurity system. The authorship of Leviticus is generally attributed to the P (Priestly) writer, who, in Genesis, favors genealogies and has a statistical bent. 5 Within a hierarchy of biblical authors and styles, P is something of a bookkeeper. 5 S T R A N G E F I R E The major theological effort of Leviticus, according to Milgrom, is a negation of paganism. “Impurity is eviscerated of its magic power” and “devitalized” (ABL 261). It is still dynamic—as in regard to sancta encroachment—but no longer demonic.
38 15 S T R A N G E F I R E In short, Moses’s theological explanation of Aaron’s sons’ death is too pat, too totalizing. But in Aaron’s silence, might not one read the beginning of a response, or responsibility, to the disaster? Notes 1. , Is It Righteous to Be? Interviews with Emmanuel Levinas (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001), 62. Hereafter cited in the text as IR. 2. Jill Robbins, Altered Reading: Levinas and Literature (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999). 3. Levinas’s attribution of this interpretation to Rashi is itself problematic.