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    In several places, Levinas identifies the problem that concerns him as a  “ crisis of humanism.”    This problem finds its seeds in modernity but comes to fruition in the inhumanities of the 20 th  century. Like his philosophical predecessors, Levinas offers an educational model as a solution to a problem he has identified.     But this model--Jewish education—is uniquely different from those offered by those who came before him.  This essay examines Levinas‘s interest in Jewish education as a s…Read more
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    Emmanuel Levinas (edited book)
    with Lara Trout
    Routledge. 2005.
    Emmanuel Levinas (1905-1995) was one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century. His work influencing a wide range of intellectuals such as Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, Luce Irigaray and Jean-Luc Marion.
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    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Levinas—Between Philosophy and Rhetoric:The “Teaching” of Levinas’s Scriptural ReferencesClaire Elise KatzIn an interview titled "On Jewish Philosophy," Emmanuel Levinas illuminates the connection that he sees between philosophical discourse and the role of midrash in interpreting the Hebrew scriptures. His interviewer immediately expresses surprise at Levinas's comments that suggested he saw the traditions of philosophy and biblical…Read more
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    Challenging previous interpretations of Levinas that gloss over his use of the feminine or show how he overlooks questions raised by feminists, Claire Elise Katz explores the powerful and productive links between the feminine and religion in Levinas’s work. Rather than viewing the feminine as a metaphor with no significance for women or as a means to reinforce traditional stereotypes, Katz goes beyond questions of sexual difference to reach a more profound understanding of the role of the femini…Read more
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    The Significance of Narcissism
    Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 23 (2): 50-58. 2015.
    This essay briefly reviews the significance of Pleshette DeArmitt's book, The Right to Narcissism. The essay, originally presented at the 2015 Kristeva Circle, was part of a panel celebrating the work of Pleshette.
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    Witnessing Education
    Studies in Practical Philosophy 3 (2): 107-131. 2003.
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    Ready When You Are: A Correspondence on Claire Elise Katz's Levinas and the Crisis of Humanism
    Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 22 (2): 123-136. 2014.
    A Conversation with Claire Katz about her book, Levinas and the Crisis of Humanism
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    "The Presence of the Other is a Presence that Teaches": Levinas, Pragmatism, and Pedagogy
    Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 14 (1-2): 91-108. 2006.
    Although Levinas talks about ethics as a response to the other, most scholars assume that this "response" is not something tangible—it is not an actual giving of food or providing of shelter and clothing. But there is evidence in Levinas's own writings that indicate he does intend for a positive response to the Other. In any event, while he acknowledges that the other is the sole person I wish to kill, killing the other, within an ethical framework would be a violation of that response. The fail…Read more
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    Levinas and the Crisis of Humanism
    Indiana University Press. 2012.
    Reexamining Emmanuel Levinas’s essays on Jewish education, Claire Elise Katz provides new insights into the importance of education and its potential to transform a democratic society, for Levinas’s larger philosophical project.
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    Levinas Between Agape and Eros
    Symposium 11 (2): 333-350. 2007.
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    The Significance of Childhood
    International Studies in Philosophy 34 (4): 77-101. 2002.
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    Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778) opens his book The Social Contract (1762) with his famous statement, “Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains.” An Enlightenment thinker, Rousseau understands himself to be responding to the two dominant traditions of political thought at this time: the voluntarist tradition of Hobbes, Pufendorf, and Grotius; and the liberal tradition of Locke and Montesquieu. The latter group argues that civil society exists to protect certain natural rights, one of wh…Read more
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    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Levinas—Between Philosophy and Rhetoric:The “Teaching” of Levinas’s Scriptural ReferencesClaire Elise KatzIn an interview titled "On Jewish Philosophy," Emmanuel Levinas illuminates the connection that he sees between philosophical discourse and the role of midrash in interpreting the Hebrew scriptures. His interviewer immediately expresses surprise at Levinas's comments that suggested he saw the traditions of philosophy and biblical…Read more
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    Teaching the Other
    Philosophy Today 49 (2): 200-207. 2005.
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    For Love is as Strong as Death
    Philosophy Today 45 (Supplement): 124-132. 2001.
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    Before The Face of God One Must Not Go With Empty Hands
    Philosophy Today 50 (1): 58-68. 2006.
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    Rosenzweig and Heidegger: Between Judaism and German Philosophy (review)
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 43 (1): 124-125. 2005.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Reviewed by:Rosenzweig and Heidegger: Between Judaism and German PhilosophyClaire Elise KatzPeter Eli Gordon. Rosenzweig and Heidegger: Between Judaism and German Philosophy. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. Pp. xxix + 328. Cloth, $65.00.Peter Gordon's recent book brings together two seemingly disparate authors—Franz Rosenzweig and Martin Heidegger. Gordon intends to demonstrate that although Franz Rosenzweig is most f…Read more
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    The Development of Intellectual Humility as an Impact of a Week-Long Philosophy Summer Camp for Teens and Tweens
    with David J. Anderson, Patricia N. Holte, Joseph Maffly-Kipp, Daniel Conway, and Rebecca J. Schlegel
    Precollege Philosophy and Public Practice 3 41-65. 2021.
    This paper examines the impact of a week-long philosophy summer camp on middle and high school-age youth with specific attention paid to the development of intellectual humility in the campers. In June 2016 a university in Texas hosted its first philosophy summer camp for youth who had just completed sixth through twelfth grades. Basing our camp on the pedagogical model of the Philosophy for Children program, our aim was specifically to develop a community of inquiry among the campers, providing…Read more
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    Emmanuel Levinas: The Rhetoric of Ethics
    Philosophy and Rhetoric 38 (2): 99-102. 2005.
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    In her chapter on Judith Butler’s Parting Ways, Seyla Benhabib revisits not only Levinas’s statements on Israel but also Butler’s response to them. Several of Levinas’s statements on the State of Israel were made either before the state came into existence or just as it was forming. And several of Levinas’s statements about the hostility that Israel faces were made not about the Palestinian but about the threats to Israel from its neighboring Arab states. In this essay, I revisit those statement…Read more
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    From Eros to maternity
    In Claire Elise Katz & Lara Trout (eds.), Emmanuel Levinas, Routledge. pp. 190. 2005.
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    _In the lead essay ‘What Would a Philosophy of Inheritance Look Like?,’ J. Reid Miller proposes __a broader, interdisciplinary lens to adequately comprehend how material and non-material attributes are transferred through inter-generational processes. His co-symposiasts Claire Katz, Fernando Zapata, and Didier __Zúñiga agree __that __current frames of analyses that narrow inheritance either to __biological, economic, or cultural transfer __be broadened. __Building upon Reid Miller’s proposal, Ka…Read more
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    Growing Up With Philosophy Camp brings together essays by the directors of philosophy summer camps, perhaps the newest venture for teaching philosophy to pre-college students.
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    Review of Michael L. Morgan, Discovering Levinas (review)
    Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2008 (1). 2008.