7. Levinas's Philosophical Discourse

Jeffrey Dudiak

in The Intrigue of Ethics

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780823220922
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235759 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

7. Levinas's Philosophical Discourse

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This chapter argues that Levinas's philosophical discourse is well read as itself a performative example of discourse, as itself a non-allergic, ethical relationship with the other (in the form of testimony and prophecy to the intrigue of ethics in which this thought finds itself implicated). It further argues that the particular radicalization of transcendental philosophy practiced by Levinas is precisely in the service of this ethical performative.

Keywords: Levinas; philosophy; discourse; other; ethical relationship; transcendental philosophy

Chapter.  34603 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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