Emmanuel Levinas: Ethics of Democracy
Intensive text-based examination of politics and democracy viewed from the ethics of responsibility elaborated by Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995). Opposed to both Hobbesian ‘realpolitik’ and Lockean liberalism, Levinas roots the political in the radical imperatives of inter-personal obligation, from morality to justice, making democracy not one regime among others but the best regime, the ideal of politics.
Lecturers and Visiting Faculty
Richard A. Cohen; James McLachlan; Jolanta Saldukaityte
Funded through the Division of Education Programs