Between Levinas and Heidegger

2015.02.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John E. Drabinski and Eric S. Nelson (eds.), Between Levinas and Heidegger, SUNY Press, 2014, 270pp., $90.00 (hbk),
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2015.02.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John E. Drabinski and Eric S. Nelson (eds.), Between Levinas and Heidegger, SUNY Press, 2014, 270pp., $90.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781438452579. Reviewed by Michael Fagenblat, Shalem College The political background to the debate between Martin Heidegger and Emmanuel Levinas has often distorted the philosophical dispute. At its worst, Levinas is cast like the Bear Jew in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds, valiantly battling the dastardly Deutsche. Fortunately, this volume approaches the debate with a clear view of the philosophical issues. It avoids polemically misconstruing Heidegger’s thought without making light of Levinas’s modification of it. The chapters approach the debate from a range of complementary angles that bring the discussion to a new level of nuance and understanding. The variety of contributors, which includes established experts and younger scholars, both from France and the U.S., adds to. . .

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