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Lévinas, Emmanuel

Works: 1,612 works in 5,043 publications in 19 languages and 162,203 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Commentaries  History 
Subject Headings: Philosophers 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Other, Contributor, Interviewee, Honoree, Performer, Creator, Interviewer, Thesis advisor, Compiler, Collaborator
Classifications: B2430.L483, 194
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Totality and infinity; an essay on exteriority by Emmanuel Lvinas( Book )

227 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in English by Duquesne in 1969, this has become one of the classics of modern philosophy
Otherwise than being, or, Beyond essence by Emmanuel Lvinas( Book )

130 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,460 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
The theory of intuition in Husserl's phenomenology by Emmanuel Lvinas( Book )

81 editions published between 1930 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics and infinity by Emmanuel Lvinas( Book )

137 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,211 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
Time and the other and additional essays by Emmanuel Lvinas( Book )

124 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vier lezingen uit 1946/1947 van de Franse filosoof (1905- ) die preluderen op diens hoofdwerk "De totaliteit en het Oneindige."
Existence and existents by Emmanuel Lvinas( Book )

102 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fenomenologische beschrijving van de manier waarop de mens tot zichzelf komt in confrontatie met de onverbiddelijke gang van de geschiedenis
Of God who comes to mind by Emmanuel Lvinas( Book )

71 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,011 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
Humanism of the other by Emmanuel Lvinas( Book )

109 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in 10 languages and held by 977 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
Proper names by Emmanuel Lvinas( Book )

74 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unforeseen history by Emmanuel Lvinas( Book )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unforseen History covers the years of 1929-92, providing a wide overview of Levinas's work - especially his views on aesthetics and Judaism - offering examples of his precise thinking at work in small essays, long essays, and interviews."--Jacket
Entre nous : on thinking-of-the-other by Emmanuel Lvinas( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 653 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
Alterity and transcendence by Emmanuel Lvinas( Book )

33 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in French and English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text brings together 12 essays which explore two of the core concepts which structure Levinas' philosophy
In the time of the nations by Emmanuel Lvinas( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 632 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
On escape = De l'évasion by Emmanuel Lvinas( Book )

35 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 623 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
The Levinas reader by Emmanuel Lvinas( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 601 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 Lvinas( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 600 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 Lvinas( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 577 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."--Jacket
Nine Talmudic readings by Emmanuel Lvinas( Book )

28 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in 9 languages and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inleiding tot de wijsheid die de kommentaren-op-kommentaren van de joodse talmoed bevatten door de Frans-joodse wijsgeer (1906)
Outside the subject by Emmanuel Lvinas( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God, death, and time by Emmanuel Lvinas( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 545 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
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Totality and infinity; an essay on exteriority
Alternative Names
Emanuel Levinas

Emanuelis Levinas

Emanuels Levins

Emmanuel Lvinas filosofo francese

Emmanuel Lvinas filsofo y escritor francs del siglo XX

Emmanuel Levinas filozof francuski narodowości żydowskiej

Emmanuel Levinas franzsischer Philosoph

Emmanuel Levinas French philosopher

Emmanuel Levinas philosophe franais

Lvinas 1906-1995

Lvinas, E.

Lvinas, E. 1906-1995

Lvinas, E. (Emmanuel)

Lvinas, E. (Emmanuel), 1906-1995

Levinas, Emaniel

Levinas, Emani︠u︡el

Levinas, Ėmmanjuėlʹ 1906-1995

Lvinas, Emmanuel

Lvinas, Emmanuel, 1905-1995

Levinas, Emmanuel 1906-1995

Lvinas, Imanuel

Levinas, manu'el 1906-1995

Lewinas, ʿEmanuʾel 1906-1995

Lēwnas, ʿImmānʾēl 1906-1995

Livīnās, Imānūʼil, 1905-1995

Емануел Левинас

Емануель Левінас

Еманюел Левинас

Левинас Э. 1906-1995

Левинас, Эммануэль

Левинас, Эмманюэль 1906-1995

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לוינס, עמנואל 1906-1995

עמנואל לוינס

امانوئل لویناس

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لويناس, امانوئل, 1905-1995

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