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Meir, Ephraim

Dialogical Thought and Identity

Trans-Different Religiosity in Present Day Societies

In co-publication with Magnes Press.

    99,95 € / $140.00 / £91.00*

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    Publication Date:
    November 2013
    Copyright year:
    2014
    ISBN
    978-3-11-033847-8
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    In discussion with Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Franz Fischer and Emmanuel Levinas, Ephraim Meir outlines a novel conception of a selfhood that is grounded in dialogical thought. He focuses on the shaping of identity in present day societies and offers a new view on identity around the concepts of self-transcendence, self-difference, and trans-difference. Subjectivity is seen as the concrete possibility of relating to an open identity, which receives and hosts alterity. Self-difference is the crown upon the I; it is the result of a dialogical life, a life of passing to the other. The religious I is perceived as in dialogue with secularity, with its own past and with other persons. It is suggested that with a dialogical approach one may discover what unites people in pluralist societies.

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    Ephraim Meir, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel.

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