Wittgenstein and Levinas: Ethical and religious thought

Robert Christopher Plant

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Abstract

Wittgenstein and Levinas examines the oft-neglected relationship between the philosophies of two of the most important and notoriously difficult thinkers of the twentieth century. By bringing the work of each philosopher to bear upon the other, Plant navigates between the antagonistic intellectual traditions that they helped to share. The central focus on the book is the complex yet illuminating interplay between a number of ethical-religious themes in both Wittgenstein's mature thinking and Levinas's distinctive account of ethical responsibility.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbington, United Kingdom
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages272
ISBN (Print)0415349958, 978-0415349956
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2005

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Twentieth Century Philosophy
PublisherRoutledge

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Plant, R. C. (2005). Wittgenstein and Levinas: Ethical and religious thought. (Routledge Studies in Twentieth Century Philosophy). Abington, United Kingdom: Routledge.