Wednesday, December 9, 2009

“Ethics requires a subject bearing everything, subjected to everything, obedient with an obedience that precedes all understanding and all listening to the command. Therein lies a reversal of heteronomy into autonomy, and this is the way in which the Infinite comes to pass.” - Emmanuel Levinas

6 comments:

Ken Baumann said...

need to get me on some Levinas

Reynard said...

me too, what do you recommend blake?

Blake Butler said...

i've only read a bunch of God Death and Time. not sure if that's the best opener or not, but i am digging it.

Alec Niedenthal said...
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Alec Niedenthal said...

i've tried to post something like this twice but it keeps coming out pretentiously:

i feel like a good place to start with levinas is his basic philosophical writings. but it's good, if you don't already, to have a basic understanding of kant, husserl, and heidegger. either way, the prose is gorgeous.