The Holy Text and Violence: Levinas and Fundamentalism

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Abstract

Levinas'rejection of a historical ciritcal approach to sacred texts as well as his depreciation of Spinoza's view of the Bible might bring him close to fundamentalism. A thorough analysis is necessary to demonstrate essential differences. Levinas'rejection of a historical ciritcal approach to sacred texts as well as his depreciation of Spinoza's view of the Bible might bring him close to fundamentalism. A thorough analysis is necessary to demonstrate essential differences. In a way Levinas' attitude to the Talmud comes close to Heidegger's attitude towards presocratic philosophy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDebating Levinas' legacy
EditorsAndris Breitlin, Chris Bremmers, Arthur Cools
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
Pages143-162
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameStudies in Contemporary Phenomenology
Publisherbrill

Keywords

  • hermeneutics
  • transcendence
  • fundamentalism

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