Levinas and James: Toward a Pragmatic Phenomenology

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Oktober 2010



Bringing to light new facets in the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas andWilliam James, Megan Craig explores intersections between French phenomenology andAmerican pragmatism. Craig demonstrates the radical empiricism of Levinas'sphilosophy and the ethical implications of James's pluralism while illuminatingtheir relevance for two philosophical disciplines that have often held each other atarm's length. Revealing the pragmatic minimalism in Levinas's work and thecentrality of imagery in James's prose, she suggests that aesthetic links arecrucial to understanding what they share. Craig's suggestive readings change currentperceptions and clear a path for a more open, pluralistic, and creative pragmaticphenomenology that takes cues from both philosophers.


Preface; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations 1. Insomnia; 2. Faces; 3. Experience; 4. Emotion; 5. Poetry; 6. Painting; Afterword Notes; Bibliography; Index


Megan Craig is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Art at Stony Brook University. She is also an artist and has exhibited her work internationally.


"[T]he volume contributes in an important way to the greatly needed realization that the boundaries between philosophical traditions need not be as sharp as they are sometimes thought to be - and makes, with Levinas and James, the even more vital point that ethics should return to the center of our philosophical projects." - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society "In bringing together the work of Levinas and William James, it opens a new discussion in the scholarship of both." John Lysaker, Emory University "Thoughtful, imaginative, and probing." Vincent Colapietro, Pennsylvania State University
EAN: 9780253222381
ISBN: 0253222389
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Indiana University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2010
Seitenanzahl: 247 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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