Levinas and the Crisis of Humanism (Paperback)

By Claire Elise Katz

Indiana University Press, 9780253007650, 221pp.

Publication Date: December 11, 2012

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Reexamining Emmanuel Levinas's essays on Jewish education, Claire Elise Katz provides new insights into the importance of education and its potential to transform a democratic society, for Levinas's larger philosophical project. Katz examines Levinas's "Crisis of Humanism," which motivated his effort to describe a new ethical subject. Taking into account his multiple influences on social science and the humanities, and his various identities as a Jewish thinker, philosopher, and educator, Katz delves deeply into Levinas's works to understand the grounding of this ethical subject.

About the Author

Claire Elise Katz is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at Texas A&M University. She is author of Levinas, Judaism, and the Feminine (IUP, 2003).