Presentation 2016-01-29
The justice limits ethic
Tsuji Kazuki,
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Abstract(in English) Emmanuel L?vinas is a French philosopher known for his conceptualization of "the other person" as an infinite existence. He states that encountering "the other person" is to face one’s "visage." But the "visage" here is not seen. In this article, we first confirm that L?vinas’s visage is not a part of a body but rather is a personality. In so doing, we confirm that L?vinas’s use of "visage" resembles that of panim(פנים) in Hebrew, which means “face”, as used in the Old Testament and clarify its influence on his use. Second, I will try to show duality of L?vinas’s idea of justice, which he states as having "two faces". Justice, in him, is the ethical approach to one’s visage. But, this is metaphysical justice. In real life, justice limits the ethical responsibility demanded by the visage. I will contrast the two conflicting ideas of justice.
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Keyword(in English) Emmanuel L?vinas / visage / justice / ethic
Paper # TL2015-57
Date of Issue 2016-01-22 (TL)

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Committee TL
Conference Date 2016/1/29(2days)
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Place (in English) Meiji University (Academy Common)
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Topics (in English) Art Thinking / Design Thinking, Thought and Language, etc.
Chair Tadahisa Kondo(Kogakuin Univ.)
Vice Chair Chiaki Kubomura(Yamano College of Aesthetics) / Masami Suzuki(KDDI R&D Labs.)
Secretary Chiaki Kubomura(Univ. of Tsukuba) / Masami Suzuki(Kyorin Univ.)
Assistant Eiji Tomida(Ehime Univ.) / Yasushi Tsubota(Kyoto Univ.)

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Registration To Technical Committee on Thought and Language
Language JPN
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Title (in English) The justice limits ethic
Sub Title (in English) The concept of Levinas's visage and justice which has two faces
Keyword(1) Emmanuel L?vinas
Keyword(2) visage
Keyword(3) justice
Keyword(4) ethic
1st Author's Name Tsuji Kazuki
1st Author's Affiliation Waseda Univetsity(Waseda Univ.)
Date 2016-01-29
Paper # TL2015-57
Volume (vol) vol.115
Number (no) TL-441
Page pp.pp.13-18(TL),
#Pages 6
Date of Issue 2016-01-22 (TL)