Levinas, Storytelling and Anti-storytelling

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dc.contributor.author Buckingham, Will en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-03T14:50:01Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-03T14:50:01Z
dc.date.issued 2013-02
dc.identifier.citation Buckingham, W. (2013) Levinas, Storytelling and Anti-storytelling. Bloomsbury Academic. en
dc.identifier.isbn 1441124152
dc.identifier.isbn 9781441124159
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/7096
dc.description.abstract The telling of tales is always a troubling business, and the way in which we tell stories about ourselves and about others always involves a degree of ethical risk. Levinas, Storytelling and Anti-Storytelling explores the troubling nature of storytelling through a reading of the work of Emmanuel Levinas. Levinas is a thinker who has a complex relationship with literature and with storytelling. At times, Levinas is a teller of powerful tales about ethics; at other times, on ethical grounds, he disavows storytelling altogether. Levinas, Storytelling and Anti-Storytelling explores the tensions between philosophy and storytelling that run throughout Levinas's work. By asking about how Levinas tells and untells his stories, and by risking the telling of tales that Levinas himself does not dare to tell, this book opens up new ways of thinking about Levinas's ethics of responsibility. It may be, as Levinas often insists, that storytelling presents us with ethical dangers; but Levinas, Storytelling and Anti-Storytelling makes the case that an ethics of responsibility may demand that, whilst mindful of these dangers, we nevertheless continually seek out new stories to tell about ourselves, about others and about the world. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Bloomsbury Academic en
dc.subject levinas en
dc.subject storytelling en
dc.subject narrative en
dc.subject ethics en
dc.subject phenomenology en
dc.subject philosophy en
dc.title Levinas, Storytelling and Anti-storytelling en
dc.type Book en
dc.researchgroup English Research Group en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.explorer.multimedia Yes en
dc.ref2014.selected 1365776196_0510770251554_29_1

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