Most widely held works about Emmanuel Lévinas
Most widely held works by Emmanuel Lévinas
Totality and infinity; an essay on exteriority by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
124 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 1,103 libraries worldwide
The theory of intuition in Husserl's phenomenology by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
36 editions published between 1930 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 892 libraries worldwide
Otherwise than being, or, Beyond essence by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
54 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 780 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Entre nous : on thinking-of-the-other by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
26 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 742 libraries worldwide
Ethics and infinity by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
72 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 713 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.
God, death, and time by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
37 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 654 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.
Of God who comes to mind by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
37 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 654 libraries worldwide
Continuing his thought on obligation, Levinas investigates the possibility that the word of God can be understood at the end of the 20th century in a meaningful way. Philosophical questions concerning politics, language and religion are addressed.
Difficult freedom : essays on Judaism by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
68 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 639 libraries worldwide
Difficile liberté, ou la recherche d'une morale pour le temps présent. Un texte qui appréhende la tradition hébraïque, sur fond d'exterminations nazies, et révèle qu'elle porte en elle les paroles d'une sagesse éternelle. Sobrement, Emmanuel Lévinas nous relate l'Homme, et c'est une formidable leçon de philosophie.
Existence and existents by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
59 editions published between 1947 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 597 libraries worldwide
The Levinas reader by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 556 libraries worldwide
Emmanuel Levinas, through such works as "Totality and infinity" and "Otherwise than being", has exerted a profound influence on 20th century continental philosophy . This reader collects essays by him, encompassing every every aspect of his thought.
Humanism of the other by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
47 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in 9 languages and held by 554 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Outside the subject by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
26 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 554 libraries worldwide
Nine Talmudic readings by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
44 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 540 libraries worldwide
Emmanuel Levinas : basic philosophical writings by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 536 libraries worldwide
On escape = De l'évasion by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
18 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 513 libraries worldwide
First published in 1935, this work represents Emmanuel Levinas' first attempt to break with the ontological obsession of the Western tradition. In it, Levinas not only affirms the necessity of an escape from being, but also gives a meaning and a direction to it. Beginning with an analysis of need not as lack or some external limit to a self-sufficient being, but as a positive relation to our being. Levinas moves through a series of phenomenological analyses of such phenomena as pleasure, shame, and nausea in order to show a fundamental insufficiency in the human condition. In his critical introduction, Jacques Rolland places this work in its historical and intellectual context, and also within the context of Levinas' entire oeuvre, explaining Levinas' complication relation to Heidegger, and underscoring the way Levinas' analysis of "being riveted", of the need for escape, is a meditation on the body.
Unforeseen history by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 505 libraries worldwide
In the time of the nations by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
15 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 484 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.
Proper names by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
39 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 483 libraries worldwide
Beyond the verse : talmudic readings and lectures by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
31 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 454 libraries worldwide
An important collection of essays dating from between 1969 and 1980, treating specific Jewish problems: exegetic methodology, points of Jewish doctrine, Jewish religious philosophy, and contemporary political and cultural issues. It also includes five Talmudic readings. This work will be of wide interest to the philosophical and religious communities at large.
New Talmudic readings by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
32 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 425 libraries worldwide
Aesthetics Agamben, Giorgio,--1942- Bible. Biography Blanchot, Maurice Criticism, interpretation, etc. Death Deconstruction Derrida, Jacques Ethics Ethics, Modern France God Heidegger, Martin,--1889-1976 Hermeneutics History Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Holocaust (Jewish theology) Husserl, Edmund,--1859-1938 Infinite Intersubjectivity Intuition Jewish philosophy Judaism Judaism and philosophy Kierkegaard, Søren,--1813-1855 Language and languages--Philosophy Lévinas, Emmanuel Literature Merleau-Ponty, Maurice,--1908-1961 Ontology Other (Philosophy) Phenomenology Philosophers Philosophy Philosophy, French Philosophy, Modern Political and social views Political science--Philosophy Psychology--Philosophy Religion Religion--Philosophy Responsibility Rosenzweig, Franz,--1886-1929 Social ethics Talmud Theology Time Transcendence (Philosophy) Whole and parts (Philosophy)
Lévinas, E. (Emmanuel)
Levinas, Emmanuel, 1905-1995
Levinas, Emmanuel 1906-1995
Lēwînas, ʻImmānûʼēl 1906-1995
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