Edith Wyschogrod and the Possibilities of Philosophy of Religion
Publication Year: 2009
Published by: Fordham University Press
Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
We dedicate this volume to Iris Marion Young, a scholar who began her studies as an undergraduate student of Edith Wyschogrod’s at Queens College. Their work shares many of the same concerns, particularly with reference to the emancipatory political...
Any volume that intends to honor a scholar whose work has shaped a field of inquiry is always about influence. This tribute to the work of Edith Wyschogrod is no exception. As a testament to the significance and extent of that influence...
The Uncertainty Principle
Edith Wyschogrod is first and foremost an ethical thinker. That is not to say she is an ethicist in the usual sense of the term; to the contrary, it is precisely because her work exceeds the bounds of ethics as traditionally defined that it is relevant today...
Part I: The Ethical and Transcendence
The Impossible Possibility of Ethics
Edith Wyschogrod is perhaps our deepest and most serious contemporary ethical thinker, the one who has most comprehensively explored our ethical crisis today, and explored it with such decisive finality as to foreclose seemingly all possibility...
The Empty Suitcase as Rainbow
In her project of revisioning moral philosophy, Edith Wyschogrod takes a decisive turn from moral theory to hagiography, from abstract analysis and argument to concrete life stories. The negative motivation for this turn is a critique of moral theory...
Hosting the Stranger and the Pilgrim: A Christian Theological Reflection
Under the Immigration Act in Britain, it has been estimated that in 2007, up to 25,000 people were detained at places throughout the country known as Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs). Currently, the government plans to increase...
‘‘God,’’ Gods, God
Gedanken sind frei. Thoughts are free. Thinking is autonomous. Philosophers are free because they are able to receive, accept or refuse, distance, display, suspend, or focus on all that exists or has been thought. But philosophy is never first...
Part II: Practices of Influence
The Name of God in Levinas’s Philosophy
Levinas testifies to one of philosophy’s primary vocations. A vocation, because philosophy is called. Like all responsibilities, philosophy’s is a response to a call it does not initiate. Philosophy is not like a God who is self-causing. But what...
Kenotic Overflow and Temporal Transcendence: Angelic Embodiment and the Alterity of Time in Abraham Abulafia
In a number of previously published studies, I have explored the phenomenon of time in kabbalistic literature from various perspectives.1 Needless to say, the permutations of this theme that may be gleaned from this variegated corpus...
Tribute to Derrida
In 1977, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem inaugurated a Sigmund Freud Professorship. They invited Freud’s daughter Anna Freud to speak. Unable to attend, Anna Freud sent a paper, described by Yosef Yerushalmi in...
Part III: Channeling History
Hearing the Voices of the Dead: Wyschogrod, Megill, and the Heterological Historian
In response to a question put to Jacques Derrida by Elizabeth Clark, one of America’s leading historians of early Christianity, about the relevance of deconstruction for history, Derrida said what we would expect him to say, that historians must constantly...
Memory and Violence, or Genealogies of Remembering
Three interrelated features may be said to characterize the work of Edith Wyschogrod. There is first an interdisciplinary drive to rise above institutionally sanctioned boundaries and to retrieve intellectual categories from their disciplinary captivity...
The Historian and the Messianic ‘‘Now’’: Reading Edith Wyschogrod’s An Ethics of Remembering
In his Ursprung des deutschen Trauerspiels,Walter Benjamin1 turned to one of the most forgettable moments of European history—the German baroque of the seventeenth century—to unearth the work of writers who, by all accounts...
Saints and the Heterological Historian
In An Ethics of Remembering,1 Edith Wyschogrod draws from out of the sensibilities of postmodernism a means for the historian to attend, after all, to the voice of the suffering other in history. Her remarkable argument may leave one question...
Part IV: Response
An Exercise in Upbuilding
In this extraordinary collection of essays, I encounter myself in a Kierkegaardian sense as ‘‘the single individual,’’ the one by whom the work itself ‘‘wishes to be received as if it had arisen in [the] heart’’ of the self whom it addresses. I read each essay...
Page Count: 228
Publication Year: 2009
OCLC Number: 647876483
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