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Metaphysics of Love: Gender and Transcendence in Levinas Stella Sandford

Metaphysics of Love: Gender and Transcendence in Levinas

Stella Sandford

Published May 9th 2014
ISBN : 9781306719117
ebook
188 pages
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 About the Book 

Emmanuel Levinas is best known for having reintroduced the question of ethics into the Continental philosophical tradition. In The Metaphysics of Love, however, Stella Sandford argues that an over-emphasis on ethics in the reception of Levinass thought has covered over both the basis and the details of his philosophical project--a metaphysics which affirms the necessity to think of an unqualified transcendence as a first principle. Sandfords book is at the same time a powerful feminist critique of both Levinass gendered philosophical categories and the attempt to reclaim aspects of this philosophy for feminist theory.