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We need to trust the world before we can see

I have become interested in virtue and perception.It began when I read  a little Aristotle about virtue being a habit.That was quite recent.Before that for many years I believed virtuous acts would follow from being able to perceive well.But when … Continue reading

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Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – a survival strategy

Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – a survival strategy. A very good post and person.Do read it as it is  heartening

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Why and how Sylvia Plath disappointed me

  Until last year I had read only  the most famous of Plath’s poems like “Daddy”.Then I read many more and also many works of criticism and explanation.And then I realised she was one of the  most gifted poets of … Continue reading

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Levinas

I have got another book by Levinas.I am planning to spend a few days reading and meditating…so i should have much to write about next week.I am very affected by the notion of the meaning of how encounter another and … Continue reading

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Meeting a person’s eyes:Levinas in ordinary life

Corot http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Face-to-face The face to face encounter and its ethical meaning/implications is at the heart of Levinas‘ thought.Just today I was thinking over some personal events relating to this. A few months ago I went into a cafe and found … Continue reading

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For the bold:Moral relativism

If like me you get hooked on philosophy the NYT has many intriguing articles such has this one. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/the-maze-of-moral-relativism/ Is it the case that atheism will damage our morals or those of our children?Can you have morals without religion?Ethics may … Continue reading

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More on Emmanuel Levinas

Since I came upon the work of Levinas I  have found his writing interesting even though tough for me to understand,, I just found this useful list of references to him and in case you are interested you can take … Continue reading

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Is it Righteous to Be?: Interviews with Emmanuel Lévinas

I am very  pleased to say I have just ordered this after reading some of it on Google Scholar.If you are interested in Philosophy of the last century and in history then I urge you to read it.Because unless you … Continue reading

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The crucial importance of the face:More about Levinas

http://www.pietisten.org/summer02/facetoface.html About the face in Levinas‘s philosphy. This is a website in the USA.It  has  some good articles mainly relating to religon,spirituality,humanity and thought Related articles I looked up Levinas’s life (complexnumberblog.wordpress.com) Levinas’ Ethics (complexnumberblog.wordpress.com) Why did i neglect Ethics? … Continue reading

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What is ethics?

From Paul Gordon   “In particular, Levinas argued that ethics is responsibility for the other, that this responsibility precedes knowledge and, moreover, has nothing whatsoever to do with reciprocity, that is I do not do something in order to get … Continue reading

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Sleep with Shakespeare

It seemed a good idea at the time.But the timing was wrong.Shakespeare was my boyfriend’s friend.To be honest he was a cat.So to preserve my modesty I slept with the cat and not the boyfriend.Just another natural disaster in every … Continue reading

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A thorough exposition of Levinas thought from Stanford Philosophy Dept This seems the most comprehensive  account I can find of Levinas work and also a brief biography.I ammm waiting for my book which may be simpler.If not I’ll study this

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Levinas’ Ethics

“Levinas derives the primacy of his ethics from the experience of the encounter with the Other. For Levinas, the irreducible relation, the epiphany, of the face-to-face, the encounter with another, is a privileged phenomenon in which the other person’s proximity … Continue reading

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I looked up Levinas’s life

I found quite a good  short  account of the main outlines of Levinas’ life and work here.How very ironic he studied with Heidegger.His ideas seem very different from the philosophy I have studied before.I am well read but have only … Continue reading

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