The Bad Conscience

2015.04.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Vladimir Jankélévitch, The Bad Conscience, Andrew Kelley (tr.), University of Chicago Press, 179pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.04.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Vladimir Jankélévitch, The Bad Conscience, Andrew Kelley (tr.), University of Chicago Press, 179pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780226009537. Reviewed by Nicolas de Warren, Husserl Archives, KU Leuven An unsuspecting reader could be easily forgiven for initial misgivings with Andrew Kelley's decision to include in his English translation of Vladimir Jankélévitch's The Bad Conscience every addition and deletion introduced in two subsequent re-editions (in 1951 and 1966) since its first publication in 1933. At first glance, this decision seems to visually encumber a text that demands undivided attention. As with other works, Jankélévitch continually emended his re-editions, and although his retouches are largely unassuming, each edition offers in fact another image of a book that subtly remained in motion. Kelley's conscientious decision to collate and include variations across the three editions has the virtue of. . .

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