On Escape: De l?évasion (Cultural Memory in the Present)

By: Levinas, Emmanuel

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First published in 1935, "On Escape" represents Emmanuel Levinas's first attempt to break with the ontological obsession of the Western tradition. In it, Levinas not only affirms the necessity of an escape from being, but also gives a meaning and a direction to it. Beginning with an analysis of need not as lack or some external limit to a self-sufficient being, but as a positive relation to our being, Levinas moves through a series of brilliant phenomenological analyses of such phenomena as pleasure, shame, and nausea in order to show a fundamental insufficiency in the human condition.
In his critical introduction and annotation, Jacques Rolland places "On Escape" in its historical and intellectual context, and also within the context of Levinas's entire oeuvre, explaining Levinas's complicated relation to Heidegger, and underscoring the way Levinas's analysis of "being riveted," of the need for escape, is a meditation on the body.

Title: On Escape: De l?évasion (Cultural Memory in the Present)

Author Name: Levinas, Emmanuel

Categories: Metaphysics,

Publisher: Stanford University Press:

ISBN Number: 0804741395

ISBN Number 13: 9780804741392

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: Z0804741395Z3

Description: 0804741395 Bumped and creased book with tears to the extremities, but not affecting the text block and a remainder mark to one edge - Good