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Concluding Remarks

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/9780748641031.003.0015
Concluding Remarks

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This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the relationship between the ethics of Emmanuel Levinas and the wider intellectual reaches of colonialism. It suggests that contact with postcolonial theory resulted in a Levinasian thinking which engages historical experience with a transnational and transcultural sensibility. The chapter also speculates whether Frantz Fanon's impasse is not the opening of Levinasian thinking for postcolonial theory because it is precisely this impasse and thinking through new models of knowing, being, and valuing that sit at the heart of postcolonial thinking about philosophy, culture, and politics.

Keywords: ethics; Emmanuel Levinas; colonialism; postcolonial theory; historical experience; transcultural sensibility; Frantz Fanon; philosophy; culture; politics

Chapter.  2302 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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