The I's Relationship to the other as Transcendent, Foundational, and Ethical in Levinas' Totality and Infinity

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/299967
Title:
The I's Relationship to the other as Transcendent, Foundational, and Ethical in Levinas' Totality and Infinity
Authors:
Hanna, Eric James John
Abstract:
An interpretation and application of the key insights about the I and the other from Emmanuel Levinas' book: Totality and Infinity. The first chapter interprets Levinas' terminology, specifically his notions of the I and the other, and shows how he describes human experience. The second chapter explores how the other is transcendent to the I as a site of ongoing possibility for the significance of experience, how the other founds the I during human development in the person of the caregiver, and how the I's basic relationship to the other has an ethical character. The third chapter applies these insights to show how they can lead to a more authentic living out of interpersonal relationships and to better ways of thinking about human living in social and political contexts.
Advisors:
Hoff, Shannon
Affiliation:
Institute for Christian Studies
Publisher:
Institute for Christian Studies
Issue Date:
Jul-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/299967
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Keywords:
Levinas, Emmanuel; Other; I; Human experience; Transcendence (Philosophy); Experience; Human development; Caregiver; Interpersonal relationships
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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 Arts (Philosophy)
Appears in Collections:
Masters Theses

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dc.contributor.advisorHoff, Shannonen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHanna, Eric James Johnen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-27T18:41:02Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-27T18:41:02Z-
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dc.date.issued2013-07-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10756/299967-
dc.description.abstractAn interpretation and application of the key insights about the I and the other from Emmanuel Levinas' book: Totality and Infinity. The first chapter interprets Levinas' terminology, specifically his notions of the I and the other, and shows how he describes human experience. The second chapter explores how the other is transcendent to the I as a site of ongoing possibility for the significance of experience, how the other founds the I during human development in the person of the caregiver, and how the I's basic relationship to the other has an ethical character. The third chapter applies these insights to show how they can lead to a more authentic living out of interpersonal relationships and to better ways of thinking about human living in social and political contexts.en_GB
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/-
dc.subjectLevinas, Emmanuelen_GB
dc.subjectOtheren_GB
dc.subjectIen_GB
dc.subjectHuman experienceen_GB
dc.subjectTranscendence (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.subjectExperienceen_GB
dc.subjectHuman developmenten_GB
dc.subjectCaregiveren_GB
dc.subjectInterpersonal relationshipsen_GB
dc.subject.lcshLevinas, Emmanuel. Totality and Infinityen_GB
dc.subject.lcshLevinas, Emmanuel--Philosophyen_GB
dc.subject.lcshOther (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.subject.lcshTranscendence (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.subject.lcshInterpersonal relationsen_GB
dc.subject.lcshCaregiversen_GB
dc.titleThe I's Relationship to the other as Transcendent, Foundational, and Ethical in Levinas' Totality and Infinityen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.type.degreetitleMaster of Arts (Philosophy)en_GB
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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