Drew M. Dalton
Drew M. Dalton is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Dominican University in River Forest, IL. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Leuven in conjunction with the Husserl Archives and the Center for Social and Political Philosophy. His first book, Longing for the Other: Levinas and Metaphysical Desire (Duquesne University Press, 2009) explored the origin and meaning of unfulfillable desires through the work of the 20th century French philosopher, Emmanuel Levinas and his interlocutors. Dalton's goal in that work was to use Levinas to trace the link between the nature of our desires, how we tend to think about them, and how we make ethical, social, and political decisions. His newest book, The Ethics of Resistance: Tyranny of the Absolute (Bloomsbury, 2018), continues his reflections on these themes by inquiring into the role the concept of the absolute plays in ethical decision making. His aim is to show that the connection between the idea of the absolute and the possibility of good and evil is not as it has traditionally been conceived, and may in fact be tragically its opposite.
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