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Antonio Y. Vázquez-Arroyo

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231174848

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231174848.001.0001

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Ethical Reductions

Ethical Reductions

(p.139) 4 Ethical Reductions
Political Responsibility

Antonio Y. Vázquez-Arroyo

Columbia University Press

Chapter 4, “Ethical Reductions,” zones in on Emmanuel Levinas’s theorization of responsibility and its different reinterpretations in the transatlantic ethical scene. It opens with a critical account of Levinas’s highly influential formulation of responsibility, which is followed by discussion of the creative appropriation of his thought in the writings of two different thinkers of the liberal Left: Judith Butler and Jacques Derrida.

Keywords:   Butler, Derrida, Levinas, Responsibility to the Other, Ethical Politics

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