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Lévinas, Emmanuel

Works: 2,261 works in 6,848 publications in 13 languages and 236,288 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  History 
Subject Headings: Philosophers 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Contributor, Other, Dedicatee, Creator, Honoree, Collector, Performer, Thesis advisor, Interviewer, wpr, Opponent, pre, Compiler
Classifications: B2430.L483, 194
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Time and the other and additional essays by Emmanuel Levinas( Book )

123 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time and the Other contains a series of essays presented as lectures in 1946–47 at the Collège Philosophique in Paris, along with additional essays dealing with time, sociality, and ethics. This work represents, along with Existence and Existents, the first formulation of Levinas's own philosophy, later more fully developed in other works. Beginning with an analysis of existence without existents, Time and the Other then describes the origination of the subject, and moves through its encounter with another person
Ethics and infinity by Emmanuel Levinas( Book )

114 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dix entretiens suivent le développement de la pensée de Levinas depuis ses années de formation jusqu'aux articles les plus récents consacrés à la question de Dieu
Totality and infinity : an essay on exteriority. by Emmanuel Lévinas( Book )

63 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Influenced in part by the dialogical philosophies of Franz Rosenzweig and Martin Buber, Totality and Infinity departs from the ethically neutral tradition of ontology to analyze the "face-to-face" relation with the Other. First published in English by Duquesne in 1969, this has become one of the classics of modern philosophy."--Publisher description
Of God who comes to mind by Emmanuel Levinas( Book )

78 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emmanuel Levinas is one of the most original philosophers in the twentieth century. In this book, continuing his thought on obligation, he investigates the possibility that the word God can be understood now, at the end of the twentieth century, in a meaningful way. The thirteen essays collected in this volume offer an introduction to the wide range of Levinas's thought, addresses philosophical questions concerning politics, language and religion and the philosophies of, amongst others, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, Marx and Derrida. The essays also touch on the Marxist concept of ideology, death, hermeneutics, the concept of evil, the philosophy of dialogue, the relation of language to the Other, and the acts of communication and mutual understanding. Nine of the essays appear in English for the first time
Existence and existents by Emmanuel Levinas( Book )

101 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une négation qui se voudrait absolue, mais niant tout existant -jusqu'à l'existant qu'est la pensée effectuant cette négation même- ne saurait mettre fin à la "scène " toujours ouverte de l'être, de l'être au sens verbal : être anonyme qu'aucun étant ne revendique, être sans étants ou sans êtres, incessant "remue-ménage ", pour reprendre une métaphore de Blanchot, il y a impersonnel, comme un "il pleut " ou un "il fait nuit ". Terme foncièrement distinct du "es gibt " heideggerien. Il n'a jamais été ni la traduction, ni la démarque de l'expression allemande et de ses connotations d'abondance et de générosité. Il faut insister sur le caractère désertique, obsédant et horrible de l'il y a et sur son inhumaine neutralité. Neutralité à surmonter. Sortie recherchée dans ce livre. Analyses esquissées dans ce sens de la relation à autrui
Nine Talmudic readings by Emmanuel Lévinas( Book )

75 editions published between 1968 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine rich and masterful readings of the Talmud by the French Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas translate Jewish thought into the language of modern times. Besides being quintessential illustrations of the art of reading, the essays express the deeply ethical vision of the human condition that makes Levinas one of the most important thinkers of our time
God, death, and time by Emmanuel Levinas( Book )

59 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book consists of transcripts from two lecture courses Levinas delivered in 1975-76, his last year at the Sorbonne. They cover some of the most pervasive themes of his thought and were written at a time when he had just published his most important and difficult book, Otherwise than Being, or Beyond Essence. Both courses pursue issues related to the question at the heart of Levinas's thought: ethical relation. The Foreword and Afterword place the lectures in the context of his work as a whole, rounding out this unique picture of Levinas the thinker and the teacher. The lectures are essential to a full understanding of Levinas for three reasons. First, he seeks to explain his thought to an audience of students, with a clarity and an intensity altogether different from his written work. Second, the themes of God, death, and time are not only crucial for Levinas, but they lead him to confront their treatment by the main philosophers of the great continental tradition. Thus his discussions of accounts of death by Heidegger, Hegel, and Bloch place Levinas's thought in a broader context. Third, the basic concepts Levinas employs are those of Otherwise than Being rather than the earlier Totality and Infinity: patience, obsession, substitution, witness, traumatism. There is a growing recognition that the ultimate standing of Levinas as a philosopher may well depend on his assessment of those terms. These lectures offer an excellent introduction to them that shows how they contribute to a wide range of traditional philosophical issues."--Jacket
Humanism of the other by Emmanuel Levinas( Book )

83 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Humanism of the Other Emmanuel Levinas argues that it is not only possible but of the highest importance to understand one's humanity through the humanity of others. Based in a new appreciation for ethics, and taking new departures from the phenomenology of Hegel, Heidegger, Husserl, and Merleau-Ponty, the idealism of Plato and Kant, and the skepticism of Nietzsche and Blanchot, Levinas rehabilitates humanism and restores its promises." "Painfully aware of the long history of dehumanization that reached its apotheosis in Hitler and Nazism, Levinas does not underestimate the difficulty of reconciling oneself with another. We find our humanity, Levinas argues, not through mathematics, rational metaphysics, or introspection. Rather, it is found in the recognition that the suffering and mortality of others are the obligations and morality of the self."--Jacket
The theory of intuition in Husserl's phenomenology by Emmanuel Levinas( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1998 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otherwise than being, or, Beyond essence by Emmanuel Lévinas( Book )

40 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Otherwise than being or beyond essence is a sequel to Levinas's totality and infinity. An immensely challenging and sophisticated work, it is generally considered Levinas's most important contribution to the contemporary debate surrounding the closure of metaphysical discourse, much commented upon by Jacques Derrida. The work contains a fundamentally original theory of the ethical relationship and describes the face-to-face relationship, sensibility, responsibility and speech. The process of the revelation of Being as laid out by modern phenomenological ontology is severely criticized, as the author claims that the ultimate account of these phenomena is not in ontology, the exposition of the meaning of Being, but in a paradoxical discourse, in a skeptical mode, of what is beyond Being."--Jacket
Outside the subject by Emmanuel Lévinas( Book )

48 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of "Difficult Freedom: Essays on Judaism", these essays present Levinas' most recent thinking. The book is a critical dialogue between Levinas and important contemporary intellectuals, where he takes up major issues of philosophical, religious and literary concern
Totalité et infini ; essai sur l'extériorité by Emmanuel Lévinas( Book )

138 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

« On conviendra aisément qu'il importe au plus haut point de savoir si l'on n'est pas dupe de la morale. La lucidité - ouverture de l'esprit sur le vrai - ne consiste-t-elle pas à entrevoir la possibilité permanente de la guerre ? L'état de guerre suspend la morale ; il dépouille les institutions et les obligations éternelles de leur éternité et, dès lors, annule, dans le provisoire, les inconditionnels impératifs. Il projette d'avance son ombre sur les actes des hommes. La guerre ne se range pas seulement - comme la plus grande - parmi les épreuves dont vit la morale. Elle la rend dérisoire. »
Autrement qu'être, ou, Au-delà de l'essence by Emmanuel Lévinas( Book )

102 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans ce livre de Lévinas aborde la question de la transcendance comme étant au-delà de l'être, de là son titre. En définissant ce qui n'est pas autrement-qu'être, ni ne-pas-être, mais autrement qu'être, Lévinas tourne le questionnement ontologique vers autre chose que l'essence
Difficult freedom : essays on Judaism by Emmanuel Lévinas( Book )

49 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Paul Sartre hailed him as the philosopher who introduced France to Husserl and Heidegger. Derrida has paid him homage as "master." An original philosopher who combines the insights of phenomenological analysis with those of Jewish spirituality, Emmanuel Levinas has proven to be of extraordinary importance in the history of modern thought. Collecting Levinas's important writings on religion, Difficult Freedom contributes to a growing debate about the significance of religion{u2014}particularly Judaism and Jewish spiritualism{u2014}in European philosophy. Topics include ethics, aesthetics, politics, messianism, Judaism and women, and Jewish-Christian relations, as well as the work of Spinoza, Hegel, Heidegger, Franz Rosenzweig, Simone Weil, and Jules Issac
Entre nous : on thinking-of-the-other by Emmanuel Lévinas( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 21 essays, dating from 1951 to 1988, touches on the major themes of concern to Levinas. Topics include the idea of culture, transcendence, justice and charity, ethics and the meaning of temporality
Totality and Infinity by Emmanuel Levinas( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Levinas reader by Emmanuel Lévinas( Book )

36 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emmanuel Levinas has been Professor of Philosophy at the Sorbonne and the director of the Ecole Normale Israelite Orientale. Through such works as "Totality and Infinity" and "Otherwise than Being", he has exerted a profound influence on twentieth-century continental philosophy, providing inspiration for Derrida, Lyotard, Blanchot and Irigaray. "The Levinas Reader" collects, often for the first time in English, essays by Levinas encompassing every aspect of his thought: the early phenomenological studies written under the guidance and inspiration of Husserl and Heidegger; the fully developed ethical critique of such totalizing philosophies; the pioneering texts on the moral dimension to aesthetics; the rich and subtle readings of the Talmud which are an exemplary model of an ethical, transcendental philosophy at work; the admirable meditations on current political issues. Sean Hand's introduction gives a complete overview of Levinas's work and situates each chapter within his general contribution to phenomenology, aesthetics, religion, politics and, above all, ethics. Each essay has been prefaced with a brief introduction presenting the basic issues and the necessary background, and suggesting ways to study the text further. -- Back cover
In the time of the nations by Emmanuel Lévinas( Book )

28 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'nations' of the title are the 'seventy nations': in the Talmudic idiom, the whole of humanity surrounding Israel. In this major collection of essays, Levinas considers Judaism's uncertain relationship to European culture since the Enlightenment, problems of distance and integration. It also includes five Talmudic readings from between 1981 and 1986, essays on Franz Rosenzweig and Moses Mendelssohn, and a discussion with Francoise Armengaud which raises questions of central importance to Jewish philosophy in the context of general philosophy. This work brings to the fore the vital encounter between philosophy and Judaism, a hallmark of Levinas's thought
Emmanuel Levinas : basic philosophical writings by Emmanuel Lévinas( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995), has exerted a profound influence on twentieth-century continental philosophy. This anthology of Levinas's key philosophical texts over a period of more than forty years provides an ideal introduction to his thought and offers insights into his most innovative ideas. Five of the ten essays included here appear in English for the first time. An introduction by Adriaan Peperzak outlines Levinas's philosophical development and the basic themes of his writings. Each essay is accompanied by a brief introduction and notes. This collection is an ideal text for students of philosophy concerned with understanding and assessing the work of this major philosopher
Alterity and transcendence by Emmanuel Lévinas( Book )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nternationally renowned as one of the great French philosophers of the twentieth century, the late Emmanuel Levinas remains a pivotal figure across the humanistic disciplines for his insistence-against the grain of Western philosophical tradition-on the primacy of ethics in philosophical investigation. This first English translation of a series of twelve essays known as Alterity and Transcendence offers a unique glimpse of Levinas defining his own place in the history of philosophy. Published by a mature thinker between 1967 and 1989, these works exhibit a refreshingly accessible perspective that seasoned admirers and newcomers will appreciate. In today's world, where religious conceptions of exalted higher powers are constantly called into question by theoretical investigation and by the powerful influence of science and technology on our understanding of the universe, has the notion of transcendence been stripped of its significance? In Levinas's incisive model, transcendence is indeed alive--not in any notion of our relationship to a mysterious, sacred realm but in the idea of our worldly, subjective relationships to others. Without presupposing an intimate knowledge of the history of philosophy, Levinas explores the ways in which Plotinus, Descartes, Husserl, and Heidegger have encountered the question of transcendence. In discourses on the concepts of totality and infinity, he locates his own thinking in the context of pre-Socratic philosophers, Aristotle, Leibniz, Spinoza, Kant, and Descartes. Always centering his discussions on the idea of interpersonal relations as the basis of transcendence, Levinas reflects on the rights of individuals (and how they are inextricably linked to those of others), the concept of peace, and the dialogic nature of philosophy. Finally, in interviews conducted by Christian Chabanis and Angelo Bianchi, Levinas responds to key questions not directly addressed in his writings. Throughout, Alterity and Transcendence reveals a commitment to ethics as first philosophy--obliging modern thinkers to investigate not merely the true but the good. --
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Totality and infinity : an essay on exteriority.
Ethics and infinityTotality and infinity : an essay on exteriority.Of God who comes to mindExistence and existentsNine Talmudic readingsGod, death, and timeHumanism of the otherThe theory of intuition in Husserl's phenomenology
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