Ethical criticism reading after Levinas by Robert Eaglestone

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Published by Edinburgh University Press in Edinburgh .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Lévinas, Emmanuel.,
  • Criticism -- Moral and ethical aspects.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-189) and index.

Book details

StatementRobert Eaglestone.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsB2430.L484 E33 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 194 p. ;
Number of Pages194
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL440692M
ISBN 100748609555, 0748609679
LC Control Number98151917

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