Graham Harman, Associate Provost for Research Administration and Professor of Philosophy, American University in Cairo - Most 'defenders' of Levinas have undercut his genius by presenting him either as a pious old finger-wagging grandpa or as Jacques Derrida's halfhearted apprentice. In this book Tom Sparrow gives us the true Levinas: a formidable metaphysician who did more than anyone else to sensualize and concretize the work of Heidegger. Levinas is not in our rearview mirror, but remains in our motorcade today. He will still have much to teach us. Sparrow lucidly reminds us why.
About the Author
Tom Sparrow teaches in the Department of Philosophy at Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania, and blogs at Plastic Bodies.