Radical Passivity: Levinas, Blanchot, and Agamben

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Radical Passivity examines the notion of passivity in the work of Levinas, Blanchot, and Agamben, three thinkers of exceptional intellectual privacy whose writings have decidedly altered the literary and philosophical cultures of our era. Placing their use of passivity in the context of Heidegger and Kant, Wall argues that any philosophical understanding of Levinas’s ethics, Blanchot’s aesthetics, or Agamben’s community must begin with an understanding of a “logic” of passivity that in fact originates (in the modern era at least) in Kant’s analysis of the transcendental schema.
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About the author

Thomas Carl Wall received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington.

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SUNY Press
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Pages
208
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ISBN
9781438423081
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Language
English
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Philosophy / General
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