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Ethics of Entanglement

John E. Drabinski

in Levinas and the Postcolonial

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780748641031
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652617 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641031.003.0004
Ethics of Entanglement

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This chapter examines the issues of otherness in relation to Edouard Glissant's account of entanglement. It suggests that an interpretation of Emmanuel Levinas as a post-Shoah thinker opens up important points of contact and contrast with Glissant's treatment of the Middle Passage, trauma, and the Caribbean problem of beginning. The chapter also argues that a rereading of fecundity and futurity in Levinas's Totality and Infinity exposes a nascent sense of continuity in Levinas's thought which cannot be found in Glissant's account.

Keywords: otherness; Edouard Glissant; entanglement; Emmanuel Levinas; Middle Passage; trauma; Caribbean problem; Totality and Infinity

Chapter.  15070 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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