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Seven: The Unerasable Difference (Levinas in Blanchot)

Gabriel Riera

in Intrigues

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780823226719
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235315 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823226719.003.0008
Seven: The Unerasable Difference (Levinas in Blanchot)

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This chapter discusses the differences between Emmanuel Levinas and Maurice Blanchot. It states that though their friendship has spanned several decades, Blanchot believes that his relationship with Levinas cannot be simply reduced to a series of facts of episodes. This chapter examines how Levinas and Blanchot's texts encounter each other and leave an indelible mark or an unerasable difference on the intrigue of the other. In addition to their difference in experience and philosophical horizon, Levinas and Blanchot also differ in fundamental ways.

Keywords: Maurice Blanchot; Emmanuel Levinas; friendship; the other; philosophical horizon

Chapter.  13149 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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