By Lévinas, Emmanuel; Sartre, Jean-Paul; Lévinas, Emmanuel; Sealey, Kris; Sartre, Jean-Paul
Explores the moral and political implications of Levinas’s and Sartre’s bills of human existence.
In Moments of Disruption, Kris Sealey considers Emmanuel Levinas and Jean-Paul Sartre jointly to totally discover the moral and political implications in their related descriptions of human life. targeting issues of touch and distinction among their writings on transcendence, id, life, and alterity, Sealey provides not just an figuring out of Sartrean politics within which Levinas’s a bit of apolitical application may be taken into the political, but additionally an explicitly political studying of Levinas that resonates good with Sartre’s paintings. In bringing jointly either thinkers bills of disrupted life during this method, a theoretical position is located from which to question the declare that politics and ethics are at the same time exclusive.
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Extra resources for Moments of Disruption: Levinas, Sartre, and the Question of Transcendence
115 In demonstration, I return to the waiter in bad faith. Sartre describes this individual as “playing at being a waiter in a café,”116 and this is suggested by his exaggerated gestures, as he attempts to coincide completely with his waiter-identity. ”117 Though the café waiter is always more free than the in-itself identity to which his antics reduce him, it is not the case that the waiter can make of himself something other than a waiter while he carries out his duties. “My Manhattan is not served to me by someone who is masquerading as a waiter.
120 In this sense, consciousness exists contingently, possessing a freedom it has not chosen. So though there is no reason for my being (other than what I freely create), I must exist or project ecstatically beyond being.
Hence, consciousness is aware of itself through its awareness of the objects of experience, establishing that self-consciousness is a product of there being consciousness of an object. Phyllis Kenevan affirms that this is essential to a movement of intentionality: “This condition expresses the structure of consciousness as intentional. [Consciousness] posits an object other than itself. It is also, as consciousness, self-consciousness. ”28 It is in this sense that consciousness is necessarily self-consciousness at the same time its being is intentional through and through.
Moments of Disruption: Levinas, Sartre, and the Question of Transcendence by Lévinas, Emmanuel; Sartre, Jean-Paul; Lévinas, Emmanuel; Sealey, Kris; Sartre, Jean-Paul