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Un-common Sociality: Thinking Sociality with Levinas
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS).
2016 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The present investigation develops the notion of sociality based on Emmanuel Levinas’s thought, and proposes an understanding of sociality that resists becoming a common foundation: an un-common sociality which interrupts the reciprocal shared common, and thereby, paradoxically, makes it possible. By engaging in the larger debate on community, this work gives voice to Levinas on the question of community without a common ground, a topic and a debate where he has previously been underestimated. In this way, the aim is to reveal new directions opened up by Levinas’s philosophy in order to think an un-common sociality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2016. , 315 p.
Södertörn Philosophical Studies, ISSN 1651-6834 ; 19Södertörn Doctoral Dissertations, ISSN 1652-7399 ; 124
Keyword [en]
Levinas, sociality, community, un-common, Nancy, Blanchot, facing, inside-out
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Critical and Cultural Theory; Baltic and East European studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30907ISBN: 978-91-87843-60-0ISBN: 978-91-87843-61-7OAI: diva2:974074
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2016-10-21, MB503, Alfred Nobels allé 7, Huddinge, 13:00 (English)
The Foundation for Baltic and East European StudiesHelge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse
Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-23 Last updated: 2016-10-05Bibliographically approved

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