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Unformatted text preview: Not responsible for myself Responsible for the Other and to the Other (96) I can refuse to accept (97) You are physically capable of refusing to help But you cannot deny that you are being called to aid I am responsible for all (99 &101) For Levinas, we are responsible for the other, infinitely. You can’t ask the question “what about me?” • That attitude is dangerous because it can be used to justify anything The problem in western ethics is that we know the person before we respond to their need. Justice (when there is more than one) (90) The Other’s responsibility for me is his affair and not my concern (98)...
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- Spring '10
- Ethics , person, Levinas, Kolbe example Morality, Desert island example