In Search of the Good Life: Emmanuel Levinas, Psychoanalysis and the Art of Living

1st Edition

Paul Marcus

Routledge
Published April 16, 2010
Reference - 228 Pages
ISBN 9781855757233 - CAT# K380507

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Summary

Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995), French phenomenological philosopher and Talmudic commentator, is regarded as perhaps the greatest ethical philosopher of our time. While Levinas enjoys prominence in the philosophical and scholarly community, especially in Europe, there are few if any books or articles written that take Levinas's extremely difficult to understand, if not obtuse, philosophy and apply it to the everyday lives of real people struggling to give greater meaning and purpose, especially ethical meaning, to their personal lives. This book attempts to fill in the large gap in the Levinas literature, mainly through using a Levinasian-inspired, ethically-infused psychoanalytic approach.

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