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Lévinas, Emmanuel

Works: 1,690 works in 4,409 publications in 4 languages and 132,120 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Subject Headings: Philosophers 
Roles: Translator, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Other, Collaborator, Interviewee, Honoree, Performer, Creator, Interviewer
Classifications: B2430.L484, 194
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Totality and infinity; an essay on exteriority by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
45 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The theory of intuition in Husserl's phenomenology by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
10 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Otherwise than being, or, Beyond essence by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
23 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 734 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."--BOOK JACKET
Totalité et infini ; essai sur l'extériorité by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
85 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Entre nous : on thinking-of-the-other by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 640 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
Ethics and infinity by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
16 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Levinas reader by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
22 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 585 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
Emmanuel Levinas : basic philosophical writings by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 566 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
Collected philosophical papers by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
24 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This collection brings together some of the most important short texts of Emmanuel Levinas, a major voice in twentieth century philosophical thought. Translated by renowned philosopher Alphonso Lingis, these writings originally appeared separately as lectures or in various journals over a period of thirty years." "Collected Philosophical Papers also includes a comprehensive introduction by Lingis, a valuable tool for researchers and students of Levinas's philosophy."--BOOK JACKET
God, death, and time by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 536 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
In the time of the nations by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
18 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in French and English and held by 521 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
Existence and existents by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
19 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Of God who comes to mind by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 512 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
Outside the subject by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Time and the other and additional essays by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
16 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alterity and transcendence by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On escape = De l'évasion by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member 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
Nine Talmudic readings by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Autrement qu'être, ou, Au-delà de l'essence by Emmanuel Lévinas ( Book )
56 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 440 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 )
11 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Levinas 1906-1995
Lévinas, E.
Lévinas, E. 1906-1995
Lévinas, E. (Emmanuel)
Levinas, Emaniel
Levinas, Emani︠u︡el
Lévinas, Emmanuel
Levinas, Emmanuel, 1905-1995
Levinas, Emmanuel 1906-1995
Lévinas, Imanuel
Lewinas, ʿEmanuʾel, 1906-1995
Lēwînas, ʿImmānûʾēl 1906-1995
Левинас, Э., 1906-1995
Левинас, Эмманюэль, 1906-1995
לוינס׳ עמנואל
レヴィナス, エマニュエル
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