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Emmanuel Levinas (1906–1995)

Autor/a de Totality and Infinity: An Essay on Exteriority

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Sobre l'autor

Emmanuel Levinas was born in Kovno, Lithuania, to an Orthodox Jewish family. Hebrew was the first language that he learned to read; he also acquired a love of the Russian classics, particularly works by Pushkin and Tolstoy which first stirred his philosophical interests. Levinas studied in mostra'n més Strasbourg, Freiburg, and Paris, developing a particular interest in the philosophers Henri Bergson, Edmund Husserl, and Martin Heidegger. He became a French citizen and eventually a prisoner during World War II, at which time his entire family was exterminated. After the war, Levinas taught at Poitiers, Nanterre, and eventually became professor of philosophy at the Sorbonne in 1973. He has also been deeply involved in the problems of Western Jews, including active membership in the Alliance Israelite Universelle, an organization established in 1860 to promote Jewish emancipation. The experience of the ravages of totalitarianism during World War II convinced Levinas that only a rediscovery of the specificity of Judaism could deliver the modern world from itself. Levinas's central concern is with "the other"---not the self or the cosmos, but the faces of other persons who make a claim on us and provide traces of the working of an infinite other. Totality and Infinity (1961) is a central but very difficult text. In it Levinas argues that Western philosophy has been captured by a notion of totality from which nothing is distant, exterior, or other and that, thus, when persons who are different confront such totalistic ways of living and thinking, they go to war. Moving beyond totality and war requires a notion of transcendence or infinity, which can bring peace. In fact, religion is, according to Levinas, "the bond that is established between the same and the other without constituting a totality." Levinas maintains that "the existence of God is not a question of an individual soul's uttering logical syllogisms. It cannot be proved. The existence of God . . . is sacred history itself, the sacredness of man's relation to man through which God may pass. God's existence is the story of his revelation in biblical history." Levinas has said that the most common objection to his thought is that it is utopian, for people are always asking, "Where did you ever see the ethical relation [with the other] practiced?" But Levinas is convinced that, although concern for the other is "always other than the "ways of the world,"' there are "many examples of it in the world." This is the reason that his writings on Judaism, such as Difficult Freedom (1963) and Nine Talmudic Essays (1968), are at least as important as his philosophical texts. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Emmanuel Levinas

God, Death, and Time (1992) 171 exemplars
Entre Nous (1991) 170 exemplars
The Levinas Reader (1989) 152 exemplars
Nine Talmudic Readings (1968) 134 exemplars
Humanism of the Other (1980) 126 exemplars
Time and the Other (1987) 117 exemplars
Of God Who Comes to Mind (1982) 97 exemplars
Existence and Existents (1947) 97 exemplars
Alterity and Transcendence (1983) 88 exemplars
Outside the Subject (1991) 86 exemplars
Le temps et l'autre (1983) 81 exemplars
On Escape: De l'evasion (1998) 65 exemplars
Proper Names (1988) 64 exemplars
In the Time of the Nations (1900) 61 exemplars
Collected Philosophical Papers (1987) 52 exemplars
Het menselijk gelaat (1978) 38 exemplars
Quatre lectures talmudiques (1968) 36 exemplars
New Talmudic Readings (1996) 25 exemplars
Les imprévus de l'histoire (1999) 21 exemplars
De plaatsvervanging (1977) 13 exemplars
God en de filosofie (1990) 10 exemplars
Sur Maurice Blanchot (1975) 9 exemplars
Over de ontsnapping (2005) 5 exemplars
Violência do rosto (2010) 3 exemplars
What Would Eurydice Say? . (1987) 3 exemplars
L'intrigue de l'infini (1993) 3 exemplars
Fænomenologi og etik (2002) 2 exemplars
L'epifania del volto (2010) 2 exemplars
Nombres Propios (2008) 2 exemplars
Escritos Ineditos (I) (2013) 2 exemplars
Martin Buber (2014) 1 exemplars
Le Temps Et L'autre (1992) 1 exemplars
Nuove letture talmudiche (2013) 1 exemplars
Existence a ten, kdo existuje (2009) 1 exemplars
Ethik als Erste Philosophie (2022) 1 exemplars
Da Evasão 1 exemplars
Nomi propri (2000) 1 exemplars
Etika a nekonečno (2009) 1 exemplars
Maurice Blanchot Ustune (2012) 1 exemplars
Kierkegaard (2013) 1 exemplars
Paul Celan de l'Être a l'Autr (2017) 1 exemplars
Istniejący i istnienie (2023) 1 exemplars
O uciekaniu (2007) 1 exemplars
Laikas ir Kitas (2017) 1 exemplars
Emmanuel Levinas 1 exemplars
Signature 1 exemplars

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