Whether a sentence that starts with "rather" should have it verb in gerund form or infinitive form. For example, in the following sentence, "Rather than regard Levinas as a resident of “Jerusalem” and Strauss as a citizen of “Athens,” Batnitzky suggests that the fundamental difference between the two thinkers is a disagreement over the meaning and status of modern philosophy itself." would it be better to replace "regard" with "regarding", as to read "Rather than regarding Levinas...itself". Can someone help me get clarified my doubt? Thanks in advance.