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The Politics of Traumatic Temporality. Review of Time, Death, and the Feminine: Levinas with Heidegger by Tina Chanter

The Politics of Traumatic Temporality. Review of Time, Death, and the Feminine: Levinas with... 306 review articles The Politics of Traumatic Temporality Tina Chanter. Time, Death, and the Feminine: Levinas with Heidegger . Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001. xix + 294 pp. Within Continental political philosophy, from Arendt’s Heideggerianism to Kristevan aesthetics, there is a strain of thinking that diagnoses our own cultural predicament around problematics of time and history, and most signiŽ cantly, with reference to problems of memory and for- getting in late modern civil society. This problematic, though diagnosed in the terms of multiple discourses, including philosophy, psychoanalysis, aesthetics, cultural studies, post-Holocaust studies, and discourses on the politics of di V erence, can be brie y summed up by Derrida’s claim at the start of Specters of Marx that social and political philosophy today must concern itself with the articulation of “a politics of memory, inher- itance, and generation.” 1 The signiŽ cance of Tina Chanter’s new book, Time, Death, and the Feminine: Levinas with Heidegger , 2 should be situated here. Time, Death, and the Feminine stresses the importance of a philo- sophical interrogation of time for understanding Levinas’ relationship to Heidegger, Levinas’ and Heidegger’s relationships to feminist, crit- ical race, and political theory, and the importance of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

The Politics of Traumatic Temporality. Review of Time, Death, and the Feminine: Levinas with Heidegger by Tina Chanter

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 33 (1): 306 – Jan 1, 2003

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© 2003 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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306 review articles The Politics of Traumatic Temporality Tina Chanter. Time, Death, and the Feminine: Levinas with Heidegger . Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001. xix + 294 pp. Within Continental political philosophy, from Arendt’s Heideggerianism to Kristevan aesthetics, there is a strain of thinking that diagnoses our own cultural predicament around problematics of time and history, and most signiŽ cantly, with reference to problems of memory and for- getting in late modern civil society. This problematic, though diagnosed in the terms of multiple discourses, including philosophy, psychoanalysis, aesthetics, cultural studies, post-Holocaust studies, and discourses on the politics of di V erence, can be brie y summed up by Derrida’s claim at the start of Specters of Marx that social and political philosophy today must concern itself with the articulation of “a politics of memory, inher- itance, and generation.” 1 The signiŽ cance of Tina Chanter’s new book, Time, Death, and the Feminine: Levinas with Heidegger , 2 should be situated here. Time, Death, and the Feminine stresses the importance of a philo- sophical interrogation of time for understanding Levinas’ relationship to Heidegger, Levinas’ and Heidegger’s relationships to feminist, crit- ical race, and political theory, and the importance of

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Published: Jan 1, 2003

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