Addresses the relationship between Emmanuel Levinas and the world of ancient thought. This book explores philosophy, and themes touching on religion, mythology, metaphysics, ontology, epistemology, ethics, and politics.
Foreword by Adriaan Peperzak; Abbreviations of Works by Emmanuel LevinasTo Return in a New Way: Introduction, by Silvia Benso and Brian Schroeder; 1. The Breathing of the Air: Presocratic Echoes in Levinas, by Silvia Benso; 2. The Eternal and the New: Socrates and Levinas on Desire and Need, by Deborah Achtenberg; 3. Levinas Questioning Plato on Eros and Maieutics, by Francisco J. Gonzalez; 4. Getting under the Skin: Platonic Myths in Levinas, by Tanja Stehler; 5. Face Time: Levinas' Infinite Conversation with Platonic Dialogue, by Michael Naas; 6. Ethics as First Philosophy: Aristotelian Reflections on Intelligence, Sensibility, and Transcendence, by Claudia Baracchi; 7. Aristotle and Levinas on War and Peace: The One Against the Other, by Catriona Hanley; 8. Stoic Ethics and Totality in Light of Levinasian Alterity, by Julie Piering; 9. Of a Non Saying That Says Nothing: Levinas and Pyrrhonism, by Pierre Lamarche; 10. The Time and Language of Messianism: Levinas and Saint Paul, by Bettina Bergo; 11. Proximity in Distance: Levinas and Plotinus, by John Izzi; 12. A Trace of the Eternal Return? Levinas and Neoplatonism, by Brian Schroeder; 13. Ethics and Predestination in Augustine and Levinas, by Thomas J. J. AltizerContributors; Index