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Entre Nous Essays on Thinking-of-the-Other

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ISBN-10: 0231079117

ISBN-13: 9780231079112

Edition: N/A

Authors: Emmanuel Levinas, Michael B. Smith, Barbara Harshav, Emmanuel Levinas

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Emmanuel Levinas is one of the most important figures of twentieth-century philosophy. Exerting a profound influence upon such thinkers as Derrida, Lyotard, Blanchot, and Irigaray, Levinas's work bridges several major gaps in the evolution of continental philosophy -- between modern and postmodern, phenomenology and poststructuralism, ethics and ontology. He is credited with having spurred a revitalized interest in ethics-based philosophy throughout Europe and America. Entre Nous (Between Us) is the culmination of Levinas's philosophy. Published in France a few years before his death, it gathers his most important work and reveals the development of his thought over nearly forty years of…    
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List price: $28.95
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 5/24/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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 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…    

Emmanuel Levinas was professor of philosophy at the Sorbonne and the director of the Ecole Normale Superieur Isra�lite Orientale until his death in 1995. He exerted a profound influence on twentieth century continental philosophy, providing inspiration for Derrida, Lyotard, Blanchot, Irigary, and Finkielkraut, among others. Among his works translated into English are Proper Names, Ethics and Infinity, Time and the Other, and Otherwise than Being.

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A New Rationality: On Gabriel Marcel Hermeneutics and the Beyond
Philosophy and Awakening Useless Suffering Philosophy, Justice, and Love
Nonintentional Consciousness From the One to the Other: Transcendence and Time
The Rights of Man and Good Will Diachrony and Representation
The Philosophical Determination of the Idea of Culture
Uniqueness Totality and Infinity Dialogue on Thinking-of-the-Other "Dying for..."
The Idea of the Infinite in Us The Other, Utopia, and Justice