By Michael Fagenblat

"I am no longer a very Jewish thinker," stated Emmanuel Levinas, "I am only a thinker." This ebook argues opposed to the belief, affirmed through Levinas himself, that Totality and Infinity and differently Than Being separate philosophy from Judaism. via examining Levinas's philosophical works in the course of the prism of Judaic texts and ideas, Michael Fagenblat argues that what Levinas known as "ethics" is as a lot a hermeneutical product wrought from the Judaic history as a sequence of phenomenological observations. deciphering the Levinas's philosophy of Judaism inside a Heideggerian and Pauline framework, Fagenblat makes use of biblical, rabbinic, and Maimonidean texts to supply sustained interpretations of the philosopher's paintings. finally he demands a reconsideration of the relation among culture and philosophy, and of the which means of religion after the loss of life of epistemology.

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