Broken Tablets Paperback

Levinas, Derrida, and the Literary Afterlife of Religion

by Sarah Hammerschlag;


In Stock - Usually dispatched within 24 hours

 


Free UK delivery when you spend £10 or more

Price and Purchase

Offer price: £22.00 Free UK Delivery
Go to Basket We accept VISA, Mastercard, Paypal and Buy Now Pay Later

If you're buying for a church, school or business, why not Buy Now Pay Later?

Find Out More

Broken Tablets

Full Product Description

Over a span of thirty years, twentieth-century French philosophers Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida held a conversation across texts. Sharing a Jewish heritage and a background in phenomenology, both came to situate their work at the margins of philosophy, articulating this placement through religion and literature. Chronicling the interactions between these thinkers, Sarah Hammerschlag argues that the stakes in their respective positions were more than philosophical. They were also political. Levinas's investments were born out in his writings on Judaism and ultimately in an evolving conviction that the young state of Israel held the best possibility for achieving such an ideal. For Derrida, the Jewish question was literary. The stakes of Jewish survival could only be approached through reflections on modern literature's religious legacy, a line of thinking that provided him the means to reconceive democracy. Hammerschlag's reexamination of Derrida and Levinas's textual exchange not only produces a new account of this friendship but also has significant ramifications for debates within Continental philosophy, the study of religion, and political theology.

Broken Tablets by Sarah Hammerschlag was published by Columbia University Press in September 2016. The ISBN for Broken Tablets is 9780231170598.

Reviews of Broken Tablets

Customer reviews and testimonials Write a review

Product Q&A

Got a question? No problem! Just click here to ask us about Broken Tablets.

Specifications

Details for Broken Tablets

Page last updated 10th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherColumbia University Press (September 2016)
Weight454g
Number of Pages288
Thickness15 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780231170598
ISBN-100231170599
Product Code4450121
Eden is an accredited Living Wage employer