The Good of Recognition : Phenomenology, Ethics, and Religion in the Thought of Levinas and Ricoeur Hardback
by Michael Sohn
The Good of Recognition analyzes the polysemy of recognition operative in the thought of two contemporary French thinkers, Emmanuel LA (c)vinas (1906a1995) and Paul RicAur (1913a2005).
Author Michael Sohn shows that recognitionaa concept most often associated with Hegel's worksaappears prominently throughout the works of LA (c)vinas and RicAur, which exist at the intersection of phenomenology, ethics, politics, and religion.
Sohn situates recognition in the sociopolitical context of LA (c)vinas and RicAur and excavates the philosophical and religious sources that undergird the two thinkers' use of recognition before contextualizing recognition within the broader themes of their thought.
By reflecting on phenomenology, ethics, and religion in The Good of Recognition , Sohn not only shows how LA (c)vinas and RicAur articulated a response to the pervasive problems of nonrecognition and misrecognition in their day but also suggests how their thought can contribute to a better understanding of our contemporary social and political landscape.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 172 pages
- Publisher: Baylor University Press
- Publication Date: 01/12/2014
- Category: Phenomenology & Existentialism
- ISBN: 9781481300629