Monthly Archives: May 2013

Levinas, Kant, Animals, and Anthropomorphisms

(Continued from Ethical Responsibility and Non-Human Animals) In The Name of a Dog,1 Levinas says about the “wandering dog” who entered [the prisoners’] lives” “for a few short weeks, before the sentinels chased him away” that: He survived in some … Continue reading

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Ethical Responsibility and Non-Human Animals

Despite the fact that Levinas insists that “the ethical extends to all living beings” (see the discussion in Anthropomorphizing and Bestializing) such that the ethical is apart from – is otherwise than – distinctions within the biological, David L. Clark … Continue reading

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Anthropomorphizing and Bestializing

As was noted in Ethics, Attributed Subjectivity, and Noticing the face of the Other, Levinas says that “with the appearance of the human” comes a relationship which is otherwise than being – not just the possibility but, indeed, the fact … Continue reading

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Ethics, Attributed Subjectivity, and Noticing the Face of the Other

In The Priority of Ethics and the Relevance of Subjectivity, it was noted that the ethical is effected – it appears within being by interrupting the indifference with which being processes – when a conscious being (even tacitly) recognizes a … Continue reading

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The Priority of Ethics and the Relevance of Subjectivity

Emmanuel Levinas directly challenges the predominant philosophical thinking (certainly as it has evolved in the West) when he insists upon ethics as first philosophy;1 when he maintains that ethics is prior to, has priority over, is ultimately more important than … Continue reading

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