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Few philosophers have devoted more than passing attention to similarities between the thought of Søren Kierkegaard, a Danish Christian, and Emmanuel Levinas, a French Jew. Here, one of philosophy of religion's most distinctive voices offers a sustained comparison. Focusing on questions surrounding otherness, transcendence, postmodernity, and the nature of religious thought, Merold Westphal draws readers into a dialogue between the two thinkers. Westphal's masterful command of both philosophies shows that each can learn from the other. Levinas and Kierkegaard in Dialogue is an insightful and accessible contribution to philosophical considerations of ethics and religion.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. PART 1. REVELATION
  2. p. 7
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  1. 1. Revelation as Immediacy
  2. pp. 9-27
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  1. 2. Revelation as Enigma and Paradox
  2. pp. 28-42
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  1. PART 2. GOD
  2. p. 43
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  1. 3. Teleological Suspensions
  2. pp. 45-57
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  1. 4. Commanded Love and Divine Transcendence
  2. pp. 58-72
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  1. PART 3. HETERONOMY
  2. p. 73
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  1. 5. The Trauma of Transcendence as Heteronomous Intersubjectivity
  2. pp. 75-93
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  1. 6. Transcendence, Heteronomy, and the Birth of the Responsible Self
  2. pp. 94-112
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  1. PART 4. REVERSAL
  2. p. 113
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  1. 7. The ‘‘Logic’’ of Solidarity
  2. pp. 115-137
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  1. 8. Inverted Intentionality: Being Addressed
  2. pp. 138-152
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 153-178
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 179-185
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