The ABC Religion & Ethics website has recently posted a translation of Løgstrup’s ‘Humanism and Christianity’ article (1950) by Kees van Kooten Niekerk, Bjørn Rabjerg, and myself, together with an introduction to the article by Bjørn and I. It is an important article with interesting relations to Løgstrup’s later discussions in The Ethical Demand. See here for the link.
See here for news from the Løgstrup research centre in Aarhus – including a photo of Bjørn Rabjerg and I finishing the first draft of our translation of The Ethical Demand on a hill in Castleton, Derbyshire! We will submit the manuscript to OUP in January 2019, so hopefully will be on sale by the end of next year….
I have added a new item to the ‘resources’ page, which is a translation of Bjørn Rabjerg’s afterword to the Klim edition of Løgstrup’s Etiske Begreber og Problemer (a book which was first published in 1971). It is a very helpful and insightful piece on this important text from Løgstrup’s later period – see here.
There is an interesting article on the ABC website by Pat Stokes, bringing Løgstrup into debates concerning the limits of civility and civil resistance, in the context of the ‘Red Hen’ incident in the US. See here.
There is a call for papers for the edition of The Monist that Irene McMullin and I are editing, on Levinas and Løgstrup. See details below:
Publication date: January 2020
Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2019
I gave a paper at a conference at the University of Southampton on ‘How much does Morality Require of Us? Singer, Kant and Løgstrup’. I suggested that Løgstrup might provide an ideal middle way between Singer (who looks too demanding regarding the distant other) and Kant (who looks too undemanding regarding the proximate other), while Løgstrup’s distinction between the responsibility of the ethical demand, and our political responsibilities to others, may show what is wrong with Singer’s famous analogy between the child drowning in the pond, and those distant others who are in need, but less clearly ‘in one’s hands’.