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Achtenberg, Deborah 1951-

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Works: 7 works in 42 publications in 2 languages and 2,928 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Speaker
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Most widely held works about Deborah Achtenberg
 
Most widely held works by Deborah Achtenberg
Cognition of value in Aristotle's ethics : promise of enrichment, threat of destruction by Deborah Achtenberg( )

18 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Essential vulnerabilities : Plato and Levinas on relations to the Other by Deborah Achtenberg( )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Essential Vulnerabilities, Deborah Achtenberg contests Emmanuel Levinas's idea that Plato is a philosopher of freedom for whom thought is a return to the self. Instead, Plato, like Levinas, is a philosopher of the other. Nonetheless, Achtenberg argues, Plato and Levinas are different. Though they share the view that human beings are essentially vulnerable and essentially in relation to others, they conceive human vulnerability and responsiveness differently. For Plato, when we see beautiful others, we are overwhelmed by the beauty of what is, by the vision of eternal form. For Levinas, we are disrupted by the newness, foreignness, or singularity of the other. The other, for him, is new or foreign, not eternal. The other is unknowable singularity. By showing these similarities and differences, Achtenberg resituates Plato in relation to Levinas and opens up two contrasting ways that self is essentially in relation to others."--Page 4 of cover
Essential Vulnerabilities: Plato and Levinas on Relations to the Other by John Russon( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is goodness? : an introduction by Deborah Achtenberg( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Conclusion, a 'Socratic-Aristotelian' account is considered and is seen to account for certain phenomena, to accord with usage and etymology and to avoid the 'naturalistic fallacy'. It is, however, seen to have its own difficulties the consideration of which requires an additional account
Untying the Mother Tongue On Language, Affect, and the Inconscious : Conference by ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The conference Untying the Mother Tongue intends to re-think affective and cognitive attachments to language by deconstructing their metaphysical and colonialist presuppositions. If traditional constructions of a monolingual speaker, a pure "mother tongue" reveal the ideology of the European nation-state, then today's celebration of multilingual competencies simply reflects the rise of global capitalism and its demand for transnational labor markets. French poststructuralist thought has problematized the notion of a "mother tongue" by dividing it into two discrete elements-the "maternal" and the "linguistic"--And by exposing their metaphysical and colonialist presuppositions. Can something be salvaged of the notion of a mother tongue? What are the remains, traces, or vestiges of a language no longer directly tied to the mother yet resounding with a maternal echo and at the same time manifesting itself as a primary idiom with respect to its affective and aesthetic dimensions? This "residual notion" of a mother tongue supposes that language is indeed a basic human need (like food, shelter, or clothing), since it provides an indispensible access to a symbolic dimension shaping affectivity and knowledge
Diversity Committee Records by Reno University of Nevada( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection consists of correspondence, course lists, data, faculty lists, marketing material, meeting minutes, proposals and reports of the University of Nevada, Reno Diversity Committee
 
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Cognition of value in Aristotle's ethics : promise of enrichment, threat of destruction
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Essential vulnerabilities : Plato and Levinas on relations to the OtherEssential Vulnerabilities: Plato and Levinas on Relations to the Other
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Deborah Achtenberg filosofa

Deborah Achtenberg filosoof

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