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Wall Radical Passivity

Wall Radical Passivity

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RADICALPASSIVITY
Lévinas, Blanchot, and AgambenThomas Carl Wall
with a Foreword by William Flesch
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK PRESS
 
Published byState University of New York Press© 1999 State University of New YorkAll rights reservedPrinted in the United States of AmericaNo part of this book may be used or reproduced in any mannerwhatsoever without written permission. No part of this book may bestored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by anymeans including electronic, electrostatic, magnetic tape, mechanical,photocopying, recording, or otherwise without the prior permissionin writing of the publisher.For information, address the State University of New York Press,State University Plaza, Albany, NY 12246Marketing by Anne ValentineProduction by Bernadine Dawes
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Wall, Thomas Carl, 1954-Radical passivity : Lévinas, Blanchot, and Agamben / Thomas CarlWall : with a foreword by William Flesch.p. cm.Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN 0-7914-4047-8 (hardcover), — ISBN 0-7914-4048-6 (pbk.)1. Lévinas, Emmanuel. 2. Blanchot, Maurice. 3. Agamben, Giorgio.1942- . I. Title.B2430.L484W35 1999 98-27843111—DC21 CIP
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Contents
Foreword ixAcknowledgments xvIntroduction
Passivity 1The Language of Poetry 10
ONEThe Allegory of Being
 Image 13 Duality 17 The Obscure Temporality of the Artwork 22The Space of Art 25The Profane 29
TWOLevinas's Ethics
 An Ambiguous Rapport 31 No One Other 34

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