Follow Catherine Chalier and explore their bibliography from ‘s Catherine Chalier Author Page. by Catherine Chalier and Jane Marie Todd. An Agapeic Ethics Without Eros?: Emmanuel Levinas on Need, Happiness and Vanheessen – – In Roger Burggraeve (ed.), The Awakening to . Although some people argue Emmanuel Levinas is a Jewish thinker because he introduces in his philosophical work ideas which come from the Jewish.

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Is it possible to apply a theoretical approach to ethics?

: Catherine Chalier: Books, Biography, Blogs, Audiobooks, Kindle

The French philosopher Catherine Chalier addresses this question with an unusual combination of traditional ethics and continental philosophy. In a powerful argument for the necessity of moral reflection, Chalier counters the notion that morality can be derived from theoretical knowledge. Chalier analyzes the positions of two great moral philosophers, Kant and Levinas. Chslier both are critical of an ethics founded on knowledge, their criticisms spring from distinctly different points of view.


Chalier reexamines their conclusions, pitting Levinas against and with Kant, to interrogate the very foundations of moral philosophy and moral imperatives. She provides a clear, systematic comparison of their cbalier on essential ideas such as free will, happiness, freedom, and evil.

Although based on a close and elegant presentation of Kant and Levinas, Chalier’s ctherine serves as a context for the development of the author’s own reflections on the question “What am I supposed to do? Translated by Jane Marie Todd. What Ought I to Do?

What Ought I to Do?, Morality in Kant and Levinas (Catherine Chalier)

If you have wondered whether Levinas is a Kantian, you will find Chalier’s knowledgeable book helpful for reflection on the question. Hitherto the relation between Levinas and Kant has not been clearly understood. It is the great virtue of Catherine Chalier’s impressive book that these differences and similarities can be brought together in a clear presentation that shows how Levinas and Kant can complement each other in building a powerful moral vision.


Title What Ought I to Do? Subtitle Morality in Kant and Levinas. Publisher Cornell University Press. Title First Published 06 August In a powerful argument for the necessity of Newsletters Comment Print this page.

Morality in Kant and Levinas Catherine Chalier Is it possible to apply a theoretical approach to ethics?