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Levinas and James: Toward a Pragmatic Phenomenology Megan Craig

Levinas and James: Toward a Pragmatic Phenomenology

Megan Craig

Published October 1st 2010
ISBN : 9780253222381
Paperback
276 pages
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Bringing to light new facets in the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas and William James, Megan Craig explores intersections between French phenomenology and American pragmatism. Craig demonstrates the radical empiricism of Levinass philosophy and theMoreBringing to light new facets in the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas and William James, Megan Craig explores intersections between French phenomenology and American pragmatism. Craig demonstrates the radical empiricism of Levinass philosophy and the ethical implications of Jamess pluralism while illuminating their relevance for two philosophical disciplines that have often held each other at arms length. Revealing the pragmatic minimalism in Levinass work and the centrality of imagery in Jamess prose, she suggests that aesthetic links are crucial to understanding what they share. Craigs suggestive readings change current perceptions and clear a path for a more open, pluralistic, and creative pragmatic phenomenology that takes cues from both philosophers.