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Philosopher's Gaze Modernity in the Shadows of Enlightenment

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ISBN-10: 0520217802

ISBN-13: 9780520217805

Edition: 1999

Authors: David Michael Levin

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David Michael Levin's ongoing exploration of the moral character and enlightenment-potential of vision takes a new direction inThe Philosopher's Gaze. Levin examines texts by Descartes, Husserl, Wittgenstein, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Benjamin, Merleau-Ponty, and Leacute;vinas, using our culturally dominant mode of perception and the philosophical discourse it has generated as the site for his critical reflections on the moral culture in which we are living. In Levin's view, all these philosophers attempted to understand, one way or another, the distinctive pathologies of the modern age. But every one also attempted to envision--if only through the faintest of traces, traces of mutual…    
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List price: $63.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/8/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 502
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Foreshadowings
Outside the Text: Thoughts on a Painting by Chardin
Blindness, Violence, Compassion?
Minima Moralia
Introduction
The Discursive Construction of the Philosophical Gaze
The Importance of Phenomenology
The Philosophers
Descartes's Window
Husserl's Transcendental Gaze: Controlling Unruly Metaphors
The Glasses on Our Nose: Wittgenstein's Optics and the Illusions of Philosophy
Gestalt Gestell Geviert: The Way of the Lighting
The Field of Vision: Intersections of the Visible and the Invisible in Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty
Outside the Subject: Merleau-Ponty's Chiasmic Vision
The Invisible Face of Humanity: Levinas on the Justice of the Gaze
Justice in the Seer's Eyes: Benjamin and Heidegger on a Vision out of Time and Memory
Shadows: Reflections on the Enlightenment and Modernity
Where the Beauty of Truth Lies
Notes
Index of Names