Morton on Levinas

I won’t quote Morton here, but his book does side with Levinas against Heidegger, though in a different way than the usual. He quotes Levinas to the effect that Heidegger’s supposed “environmentalism” is really just another form of fascism in disguise, and perhaps Morton’s book, more than others I’ve read, does the best job of showing (here and there) why Levinas is exactly right. (Of course, others have written on this, and Levinas’s thinking of the “element” has not been ignored, but Morton’s book manages to be both “Levinasian” and scientific at the same time, a gesture that should also call to the carpet all those readers of Levinas that treat knowledge as some form of destruction of otherness.)