Art of Island Southeast Asia: The Fred and Rita Richman by N. Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, Florina H.

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A powerful assemblage of the paintings of a sprawling zone comprising greater than 1,700 islands, together with the Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, and jap Malaysia.

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On his account the Other is absolute within the relation, which is to say absolved from it. Similarly, my responsibility for the Other separates me from the relation. Indeed, it was with reference to this notion of separation that Levinas introduced the phrase "relation without relation" ( TI, 601 Tel, 52, and TI, 2951Tel, 271). These notions of separation and orientation govern Levinas's relation to Buber. lEVINAS'S INITIAL RESPONSE TO SUBER Writing in 1964, Derrida in the essay "Violence and Metaphysics" touched on the question ofLevinas's relation to Buber.

The passage appeared early in the section on "The Other and the Otl1ers" that focused on the tllird party. Buber was not mentioned by name at this specific point, but the reference seems unmistakable . -T hou' forgetful oftl1e universe; in its frankness it refuses tl1e clandestineness oflove, where it loses its frankness and meaning and turns into laughter or cooing" (TI, 213/Tel, 187-88). It might seem that the same point had already been made by Levin as earlier in the book in his statement that tl1e Other as interlocutor was properly speaking not a thou ( tu), but a you ( vous) who challenges my freedom (TI, 10l / 1Cl, 75).

The greatly learned, the wise teacher and the prophet. Is it still not permissible to suggest that they represent the summits of two possibilities tl1at have dwelled within the Jewish people for millennia? Translated by Maurice Friedman Affection and the Transcendental Dialogical Personalism of Buber and Levinas AndrewTallon What can we say, now more than a century since his birth, is Martin Bu ber's most important philosophical contribution? Should we take hi m seriously at all? Is it all poetry and mysticism, evocation with no fi>llow-through?

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