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Етиката на Левинас между класическата метафизика и Хайдегеровата онтология
The Ethics of Levinas - Between Classical Metaphysics and the Heideggerian Ontology

Author(s): Veselina Slavova
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Институт по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: ethics; ontology; existence; totality; otherness;

Summary/Abstract: This article discusses Lévinas's ethics as corresponding to the ideas of great thinkers like Kant and Heidegger but also distinct from them by its originality and independence. The conclusions the author reaches are: firstly, that in the spirit of contemporary philosophy, Lévinas continues his criticism of the arches, countering it with a philosophy of alterity called ethics; secondly, that this ethics has nothing to do with the classical perception that subjects ethics to the philosophy of being – on the contrary, ethics is a first philosophy, dedicated entirely to the Other; and thirdly, the treatment of the Other is not driven by a pursuit of dominance, but by the responsibility that precedes freedom.

  • Issue Year: XXII/2013
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 102-107
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Bulgarian