Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/285212
Title:
The Challenge of Love: Impossible Difference, Levinas and Irigaray
Authors:
Baker, Larry Joseph
Abstract:
Engaging the question of postmodern ethical intersubjectivity in the work of Emmanuel Levinas and Luce Irigaray I attempt to move beyond Levinas sacrificial view of intersubjectivity with Irigaray's critique of sexual difference. I argue that Levinas view of ethical 'subjectivity' is violently conditioned by a necessary narcissim located in Levinas's description of the feminine dwelling. Instead of narcissim I argue with Irigaray for a way of love that offers an ethical relationship bonded in mutuality. This way of love is rooted in an understanding of the primordial matter of life as good for intersubjective-relationships that do not depend upon narcissim for connection. Concluding this study I suggest that his kind of intersubjectivity can be rooted in a primordial way of life found in the rhythm of breath.
Advisors:
Olthuis, James H.
Affiliation:
Institute for Christian Studies
Publisher:
Institute for Christian Studies
Issue Date:
Aug-2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/285212
Additional Links:
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR30193.PDF
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Keywords:
Love; Levinas, Emmanuel; Irigaray, Luce; Sex differentiation; Intersubjectivity
Rights:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Rights holder:
This Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.
Degree Title:
Master of Philosophical Foundations
Appears in Collections:
Older Masters Theses

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dc.contributor.advisorOlthuis, James H.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Larry Josephen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-26T13:52:58Z-
dc.date.available2013-04-26T13:52:58Z-
dc.date.availableNO_RESTRICTIONen_GB
dc.date.issued2004-08-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10756/285212-
dc.description.abstractEngaging the question of postmodern ethical intersubjectivity in the work of Emmanuel Levinas and Luce Irigaray I attempt to move beyond Levinas sacrificial view of intersubjectivity with Irigaray's critique of sexual difference. I argue that Levinas view of ethical 'subjectivity' is violently conditioned by a necessary narcissim located in Levinas's description of the feminine dwelling. Instead of narcissim I argue with Irigaray for a way of love that offers an ethical relationship bonded in mutuality. This way of love is rooted in an understanding of the primordial matter of life as good for intersubjective-relationships that do not depend upon narcissim for connection. Concluding this study I suggest that his kind of intersubjectivity can be rooted in a primordial way of life found in the rhythm of breath.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR30193.PDFen_GB
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/-
dc.subjectLoveen_GB
dc.subjectLevinas, Emmanuelen_GB
dc.subjectIrigaray, Luceen_GB
dc.subjectSex differentiationen_GB
dc.subjectIntersubjectivityen_GB
dc.subject.lcshLoveen_GB
dc.subject.lcshLevinas, Emmanuel--Philosophyen_GB
dc.subject.lcshIrigaray, Luce--Philosophyen_GB
dc.subject.lcshSex differentiationen_GB
dc.subject.lcshIntersubjectivityen_GB
dc.titleThe Challenge of Love: Impossible Difference, Levinas and Irigarayen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.type.degreetitleMaster of Philosophical Foundationsen
dc.rights.holderThis Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.en_GB
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