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Derrida sa Levinasom. Komentar jednog ogleda
Derrida with Levinas: The Comentary of an Essay

Author(s): Boris Bratina
Subject(s): Philosophy, Philosophical Traditions, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Contemporary Philosophy, Structuralism and Post-Structuralism, Phenomenology
Published by: Institut za filozofiju i društvenu teoriju
Summary/Abstract: This text is a part of a broader examination that considers Derrida’s relation to Levinas in his early works. It is particulary focused on “Violence and Metaphysics- an essay on the thought of Emmanuel Levinas”. In the text that I present here I investigate the so-called ontological violence. The main point I claim is that Derrida’s argumentation against Levinas, in spite of its deconstructive\destructive effects, still remains in the manner which was described by Levinas as an empirial nature of western thought. Besides that, I amshowing some indications for posing that there is functional paralelism between Levinas’ doublet face\Other and Derrida’s being\differance. Furthermore, I believe that if we consider all three kinds of violence and other Derrida’s texts, which were written those years, it might be shown that the theory of the Other was used as the transforming model toward the theory of differance. The pattern for this can be seen in Derrida’s degradation of meaning of “face” related to the rank which that concept has for Levinas. So, all this testifies about mutual positive influence, maybe for both of them, at least Levinas remains as his fourth inspiration after 3H (Hegel, Husserl, and Heidegger).

  • Page Range: 169-176
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2005
  • Language: Serbian