Ethical Hermeneutics Rationalist Enrique Dussel's Philosophy of Liberation

by Michael D. Barber

Part of the Perspectives in Continental Philosophy Series

Ethical Hermeneutics Rationalist Enrique Dussel's Philosophy of Liberation Synopsis

The essence of Dussel's thought is presented through the concept of ethical hermeneutics which seeks to interpret reality from the viewpoint of what Emmanuel Levinas presents as the other - those who are vanquished, forgotten, or excluded from existent socio-political or cultural systems. Barber traces Dussel's development toward Levinas' philosophy through his discussion of the Hegelian dialectic and through the stages of Dussel's own ethical theory.

Ethical Hermeneutics Rationalist Enrique Dussel's Philosophy of Liberation Press Reviews

. . .this is a wonderful book and it should be read by all interested not just on Levinas's work but also on the more general question of the future of alterity in an age of philosophical homogenization and economically driven culturally hybridization. -- -Eduardo Mendieta * Stony Brook University * This trailblazing volume opens an ethical dimension of philosophical hermeneutics and offers a .... well argued, clear, and coherent... introduction to Dussel's `philosophy of liberation.' * -Choice *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780823217045
Publication date: 30th November 1996
Author: Michael D. Barber
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 184 pages
Categories: Western philosophy, from c 1900 -,

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