CIDRAL Theory Intensive: Levinas and the Disruption of Knowledge
|Dates:||20 April 2016|
|Times:||15:00 - 17:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students|
This seminar is part of CIDRAL's Theory Intensives series.
Professor Alex Samely (Middle Eastern Studies, University of Manchester) will lead a seminar on the work of Emmanuel Levinas.
The session explores the link which Levinas draws between encountering the Other (Face) and knowing/not-knowing, the constitution of self-consciousness, temporality and ethics.
Readings for the session, in order of priority are:
1. E. Levinas, Time and the Other, trans. R. A. Cohen (Pittsburgh: Duquesne UP, 1987), pp. 39-94
2. E. Levinas, Totality and Infinity, trans. A. Lingis (Pittsburgh, Duquesne UP, 1969), pp. 202-226
3. As background: Simon Critchley, The Problem with Levinas (Oxford: OUP 2015), pp. 1-30
Readings available at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/h0zcxjehu9vv2nv/AACd7X80hJ4AB4ucqsWPFzWPa?dl=0
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