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Introduction: Decolonizing Levinasian Ethics

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/9780748641031.003.0010
Introduction: Decolonizing Levinasian Ethics

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This introductory chapter explains the theme of this book, which is about relationship between the ethics of Emmanuel Levinas and the wider intellectual reaches of colonialism. The book examines what a cluster of postcolonial ideas and thinkers have to say about Levinas and a Levinasian ethics, and what a Levinasian ethics has to say about postcolonial theory. It highlights the fact that Levinas seemed utterly unaware of and unconcerned with various movements around him.

Keywords: Emmanuel Levinas; ethics; colonialism; postcolonial ideas; Levinasian ethics; postcolonial theory

Chapter.  6523 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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