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dc.contributor.authorAchtenberg, Deborah
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2016-12-31
dc.date.submitted2018-07-10 23:55
dc.date.submitted2020-03-12 03:00:31
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T12:36:14Z
dc.identifier1000242
dc.identifierOCN: 1076638326
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/29703
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/36044
dc.description.abstractIn Essential Vulnerabilities, Deborah Achtenberg contests Emmanuel Levinas’s idea that Plato is a philosopher of freedom for whom thought is a return to the self. Instead, Plato, like Levinas, is a philosopher of the other. Nonetheless, Achtenberg argues, Plato and Levinas are different. Though they share the view that human beings are essentially vulnerable and essentially in relation to others, they conceive human vulnerability and responsiveness differently. For Plato, when we see beautiful others, we are overwhelmed by the beauty of what is, by the vision of eternal form. For Levinas, we are disrupted by the newness, foreignness, or singularity of the other. The other, for him, is new or foreign, not eternal. The other is unknowable singularity. By showing these similarities and differences, Achtenberg resituates Plato in relation to Levinas and opens up two contrasting ways that self is essentially in relation to others.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRereading Ancient Philosophy
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPQ Ethics & moral philosophy
dc.subject.otherPhilosophy
dc.subject.otherEmmanuel Levinas
dc.subject.otherGod
dc.subject.otherHippias
dc.subject.otherMeno
dc.subject.otherPhaedrus (dialogue)
dc.subject.otherPlato
dc.subject.otherSocrates
dc.titleEssential Vulnerabilities
dc.title.alternativePlato and Levinas on Relations to the Other
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.2307/j.ctv3znz3r
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy48d591b9-fcc1-45f5-8079-0e9222a4efeb
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oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.place.publicationEvanston, Illinois
oapen.grant.number101386
oapen.grant.programKU Select 2017: Backlist Collection
dc.number101386
dc.relationisFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9


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