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Bergo, Bettina

Works: 20 works in 98 publications in 2 languages and 4,690 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Experimental films  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, tra
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Most widely held works by Bettina Bergo
Judeities : questions for Jacques Derrida( )

18 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham, the other / Jacques Derrida -- The last, the remnant ... : (Derrida and Rosenzweig) / Gérard Bensussan -- This stranjew body / Hélène Cixous -- The story of a friendship : the archive and the question of Palestine / Michal Ben Naftali -- Jacques Derrida and kabbalistic sources / Moshe Idel -- Historicity and différance / Gianni Vattimo -- How to answer the ethical question / Jürgen Habermas -- A monster of faithfulness / Joseph Cohen and Raphael Zagury-Orly -- The shibboleth effect : on reading Paul Celan / Hent de Vries -- The Judeo-Christian / Jean-Luc Nancy
I don't see color : personal and critical perspectives on white privilege by Bettina Bergo( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of essays weaving together theoretical insights from philosophy, sociology, economics, psychology, literature, and history, as well as the authors' personal narratives, to examine the forms and persistence of white privilege"--Provided by publisher
Nietzsche and Levinas : "after the death of a certain God" by Jill Stauffer( )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays that Jill Stauffer and Bettina Bergo collect in this volume locate multiple affinities between the philosophies of Nietzsche and Levinas. Both philosophers question the nature of subjectivity and the meaning of responsibility after the "death of God." While Nietzsche poses the dilemmas of a self without a ground and of ethics at a time of cultural upheaval and demystification, Levinas wrestles with subjectivity and the sheer possibility of ethics after the Shoah. Both argue that goodness exists independently of calculative reason--for Nietzsche, goodness arises in a creative act moving beyond reaction and ressentiment; Levinas argues that goodness occurs in a spontaneous response to another person. In a world at once without God and haunted by multiple divinities, Nietzsche and Levinas reject transcendental foundations for politics and work toward an alternative vision encompassing a positive sense of creation, a complex fraternity or friendship, and rival notions of responsibility. Stauffer and Bergo group arguments around the following debates, which are far from settled: What is the reevaluation of ethics (and life) that Nietzsche and Levinas propose, and what does this imply for politics and sociality? What is a human subject--and what are substance, permanence, causality, and identity, whether social or ethical--in the wake of the demise of God as the highest being and the foundation of what is stable in existence? Finally, how can a "God" still inhabit philosophy, and what sort of name is this in the thought of Nietzsche and Levinas?
Dis-enclosure : the deconstruction of Christianity by Jean-Luc Nancy( )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is ... [an] investigation into what is left of a monotheistic religious spirit--notably, a minimalist faith that is neither confessional nor credulous. Articulating this faith as works and as an objectless hope, Nancy deconstructs Christianity in search of the historical and reflective conditions that provided its initial energy. Working through Blanchot and Nietzsche, re-reading Heidegger and Derrida, Nancy turns to the Epistle of Saint James rather than those of Saint Paul, discerning in it the primitive essence of Christianity as hope. The 'religion that provided the exit from religion, ' as he terms Christianity, consists in the proclamation of an end. It is the proclamation that counts, however, rather than any finality. In this proclamation there is proximity to others and to what was once called parousia. But parousia is no longer presence; it is no longer the return of the Messiah. Rather it is what is near us and does not cease to open and to close, a presence deferred yet imminent. In a demystified age where we are left with a vision of a self-enclosed world--in which humans are no longer mortals facing an immortal being, but entities whose lives are accompanied by the time of their own decline--parousia stands as a question. Can we venture the risk of a decentered perspective, such that the meaning of the world can be found inside and outside, whithin and without our so-immanent world? The deconstruction of Christianity that Nancy proposes is neither a game nor a strategy. it is an invitation to imagine a strange faith that enacts the inadequation of life to itself. Our lives overflow the self-contained boundaries of their biological and sociological interpretations. Out of this excess wells up a fragile, overlooked meaning that is beyond both confessionalism and humanism"--Page 4 of cover
Levinas between ethics and politics : for the beauty that adorns the earth by Bettina Bergo( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work provides both an insight into the evolution of Levinas's work and a clear, critical perspective on the shortcomings of the use of phenomenology in ethics. As well, Bergo demonstrates the difficulties for postmodern thought found in the relationship between ethics and politics
Husserl at the limits of phenomenology : including texts by Edmund Husserl, Maurice Merleau-Ponty by Maurice Merleau-Ponty( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining Maurice Merleau-Ponty's 1960 course notes on Edmund Husserl's "The Origin of Geometry," his course summary, related texts, and critical essays, this collection offers a unique and welcome glimpse into both Merleau-Ponty's nuanced reading of Husserl's famed late writings and his persistent effort to track the very genesis of truth through the incarnate idealization of language
The trauma controversy : philosophical and interdisciplinary dialogues( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nietzsche and the shadow of God by Didier Franck( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zygmunt Zawirski, his life and work : with selected writings on time, logic and the methodology of science by Irena Szumilewicz-Lachman( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Zygmunt Zawirski (1882-1948) - one of the most eminent and original Polish philosophers - belonged to the Lwow-Warsaw School (LWS) which left an indelible trace in logic, semiotics and philosophy of science. LWS was founded in 1895 by K. Twardowski, a disciple of Brentano, in the spirit of clarity, realism and analytic philosophy. LWS was more than 25 years older than the Vienna Circle (VC). This belies, inter alia, the not infrequently repeated statement that LWS was one of the many centers initiated by the Vienna Circle. The achievements of LWS in logic are well recognized, while those relating to philosophy of science are almost unknown. It is in order to fill this gap that some fragments of Zawirski's papers are presented, dealing mainly with causality, determinism, indeterminism and the philosophical implications of relativity and quantum mechanics. His magnum opus 'L'Evolution de la Notion du Temps' (Eugenio Rignano Prize, 1933) is devoted to time. It is one of the best books written on this subject, and by no means an obsolescent one. Zawirski took into account all the issues which are at present widely discussed. The real value of these achievements can be understood better today than in his own day."--BOOK JACKET
Resisting paradise by Barbara Hammer( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1999, Barbara Hammer had gone to study the light and landscapes of southern France. Cassis in the south of France provided the light and landscape that inspired some of the lushest paintings of the modern era; it also became a point of departure for Jews fleeing the Nazi terror. Wartime letters between painters Pierre Bonnard and Henri Matisse are contrasted with the role played in the Resistance by Matisse's wife and daughter. Hammer discovers the stories of heroic municipal workers who forged identity cards for Jews and antifascists such as Lisa Fittko who helped Walter Benjamin in his attempt to escape over the Pyrenees. Hammer employs staccato rhythms of light and shadow and multiple formats, including digital video, 8mm, 9mm, and 16mm, glass negatives, found photographs, reverse painting, and archival footage
Of God who comes to mind by Emmanuel Lévinas( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Undetermined and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emmanuel Levinas is one of the most original philosophers in the twentieth century. In this book, continuing his thought on obligation, he investigates the possibility that the word God can be understood now, at the end of the twentieth century, in a meaningful way. The thirteen essays collected in this volume offer an introduction to the wide range of Levinas's thought, addresses philosophical questions concerning politics, language and religion and the philosophies of, amongst others, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, Marx and Derrida. The essays also touch on the Marxist concept of ideology, death, hermeneutics, the concept of evil, the philosophy of dialogue, the relation of language to the Other, and the acts of communication and mutual understanding. Nine of the essays appear in English for the first time
Levinas's contribution to contemporary philosophy( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De L'Ivasion by Emmanuel Lévinas( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unthought debt : Heidegger and the Hebraic heritage by Marlène Zarader( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God, death, and time by Emmanuel Lévinas( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book consists of transcripts from two lecture courses Levinas delivered in 1975-76, his last year at the Sorbonne. They cover some of the most pervasive themes of his thought and were written at a time when he had just published his most important and difficult book, Otherwise than Being, or Beyond Essence. Both courses pursue issues related to the question at the heart of Levinas's thought: ethical relation. The Foreword and Afterword place the lectures in the context of his work as a whole, rounding out this unique picture of Levinas the thinker and the teacher. The lectures are essential to a full understanding of Levinas for three reasons. First, he seeks to explain his thought to an audience of students, with a clarity and an intensity altogether different from his written work. Second, the themes of God, death, and time are not only crucial for Levinas, but they lead him to confront their treatment by the main philosophers of the great continental tradition. Thus his discussions of accounts of death by Heidegger, Hegel, and Bloch place Levinas's thought in a broader context. Third, the basic concepts Levinas employs are those of Otherwise than Being rather than the earlier Totality and Infinity: patience, obsession, substitution, witness, traumatism. There is a growing recognition that the ultimate standing of Levinas as a philosopher may well depend on his assessment of those terms. These lectures offer an excellent introduction to them that shows how they contribute to a wide range of traditional philosophical issues."--Jacket
Levinas between ethics and politics : the problem of responsibility and justice by Bettina Bergo( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vers une phénoménologie de la danse : une approche merleau-pontienne by Catherine Lavoie-Marcus( )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La présente étude vise à dégager les paramètres élémentaires d'une analyse phénoménologique de la danse. D'emblée, la pensée de Maurice Merleau-Ponty s'impose comme cadre privilégié pour révéler l'expérience vécue de cet art qui met en scène un savoir corporel complexe. À partir de sa théorie de la perception, dont découlent les phénomènes relatifs au corps moteur, à l'espace et à l'intersensorialité, notre étude aménage les contours d'une analyse existentielle du geste dansé. Ce faisant, nous nous heurtons à un constat : le phénomène de la danse se présente comme un élément perturbateur de la pensée merleau-pontienne . En effet, il incite à en questionner les aspects fondamentaux , voire à en constater certaines limites. Informée par les études de Rudolf Laban, instigateur de la "danse libre" allemande et par les celles des philosophes contemporains Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, Michel Bernard, Laurence Louppe et Renaud Barbaras, notre étude démontre en effet que la thèse merleau-pontienne de la perception empêche de cibler le travail kinesthésique du corps propre dans l'empire du "sentir" qui l'anime et de reconnaitre sa constitution profondément dynamique
On escape = De l'évasion by Emmanuel Lévinas( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

First published in 1935, this work represents Emmanuel Levinas' first attempt to break with the ontological obsession of the Western tradition. In it, Levinas not only affirms the necessity of an escape from being, but also gives a meaning and a direction to it. Beginning with an analysis of need not as lack or some external limit to a self-sufficient being, but as a positive relation to our being. Levinas moves through a series of phenomenological analyses of such phenomena as pleasure, shame, and nausea in order to show a fundamental insufficiency in the human condition. In his critical introduction, Jacques Rolland places this work in its historical and intellectual context, and also within the context of Levinas' entire oeuvre, explaining Levinas' complication relation to Heidegger, and underscoring the way Levinas' analysis of "being riveted", of the need for escape, is a meditation on the body
Kang zhan le yuan = Resisting paradise by Barbara Hammer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Zhe bu ji lu pian tan suo yi shu jia zai zhan luan shi qi ru he an shen li ming zhe yi yan su yi ti.zhu ren weng suo ding zai er ci shi jie da zhan qi jian, fa guo nan bu ka xi si fan kang jun qu ju zhu de yi shu jia ma di si . bo na er . xiu la deng ren, dao yan ye zi dao di ying zhao chu zi ji mian dui dong luan shi ju de fan xing .dao yan yan jiu ben pian su cai shi, fa xian er ci da zhan na cui zhan ling pu luo wang si de zui hou er nian, ma di si de tai tai yu nu er jia ru fan kang jun, ma di si reng zai ju ni si bu yuan de bie shu zhong yi zhi hua zhu hua duo yu luo nu ;jin er fang wen ji wei ceng bei yuan zhu de nu xing, ji lu xia lai yu bu zhuo ta men de shen ying.zhe bu pian bu jin shi yi shu xun gen . li shi tan suo, ye shi yi wei yi shu gong zuo zhe dui chuang zuo yu she hui ze ren zhi jian guan xi de xing si .dao yan ye zi dao di ying zhao chu zi ji mian dui dong luan shi ju de fan xing
Disciplining Freud on religion : perspectives from the humanities and social sciences by Gregory Kaplan( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disciplining on Freud on Religion aims at evaluating the impact of Freud's understanding and interpretation of religion as it has impacted contemporary scholarship within several humanistic and social scientific disciplines, including religious studies, Jewish studies, philosophy, and the natural and social sciences. This edited collection should appeal to a wide range of scholars, for upper level undergraduate and graduate classes and those training in psychoanalysis
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Judeities : questions for Jacques Derrida
Nietzsche and Levinas : "after the death of a certain God"Dis-enclosure : the deconstruction of ChristianityLevinas between ethics and politics : for the beauty that adorns the earthHusserl at the limits of phenomenology : including texts by Edmund Husserl, Maurice Merleau-PontyThe trauma controversy : philosophical and interdisciplinary dialoguesZygmunt Zawirski, his life and work : with selected writings on time, logic and the methodology of scienceOf God who comes to mindDe L'Ivasion
Alternative Names
Bergo Betina

Bergo, Bettina

Bergo Bettina G.

Bergo, Bettina G. 1957-

Bergo, Bettina Gunda

Bergo, Bettina Gunda 1957-

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French (1)