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Humanism of the other

Author: Emmanuel Lévinas
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that it is not only possible but of the highest exigency to understand one's humanity through the humanity of others. This book also argues that the humanity of the human is found in the recognition that the other person comes first, that the suffering and mortality of others are the obligations and morality of the self. In "Humanism of the Other", Emmanuel Levinas argues that it is not only possible but of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emmanuel Lévinas
ISBN: 0252028406 9780252028403 9780252073267 0252073266
OCLC Number: 474764226
Notes: Originaltitel: Humanisme de l'autre homme (English)
Originally published 2003
Description: xlvi, 83 s
Responsibility: Emmanuel Levinas ; introduction by Richard A. Cohen ; translated from the French by Nidra Poller

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Argues that it is not only possible but of the highest exigency to understand one's humanity through the humanity of others. This book also argues that the humanity of the human is found in the  Read more...

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