Religious Studies | Emmanuel Levinas: Ethics as First Philosophy
R345 | 25904 | Morgan

Emmanuel Levinas is one of the most fascinating and important
philosophers of the twentieth century.  His central insight is that
ethics is fundamental to philosophy and to human existence.  Simple
as it sounds, this insight is deep and subtle.  In this course we
shall explore what it means, how Levinas arrives at it, what its
implications are for philosophy, politics, religion, and Judaism,
and much more.  Levinasís writings and interviews are challenging
and difficult, but the rewards of understanding his thinking are
great. *This course offers intensive writing credit. This course
carries Culture Studies distribution credit.