Traducir el rostro del otro: encuentros culturales entre Judith Butler y Emmanuel Levinas

Pablo Pérez Navarro
2020 Filosofia Unisinos  
Judith Butler draws on Emmanuel Levinas' ethics in order to question processes of humanization and dehumanization taking place through various practices of representation of the face of the other. This is a singular reading leading Levinas' work to the field of media representations conceived as an agonistic social landscape where the demand of the face is offered or, on the contrary, hidden from us. In that sense, Butler's cultural transposition of Levinasian ethics entails a politicization of
more » ... a politicization of ethics which is indistinguishable, at the end, from an ethic assault to the politics of representation. In this cultural bond among ethics and politics arise fundamental questions on responsibility linking it to the practice of cultural translation while offering alternatives to some common universalist shortcuts of contemporary ethical reflection.Keywords: Cultural translation, ethical responsibility, ethics of alterity.
doi:10.4013/fsu.2020.213.06 fatcat:jiswd7sljrasxmnkw5zbt37pve