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Emmanuel Levinas

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

(1906–95)

French moral and religious philosopher. Influenced by both Talmudic scholarship and phenomenology, Levinas insists that philosophy should privilege ethics over ontology;...

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Emmanuel Levinas

Brian Treanor.

in Aspects of Alterity

January 2006; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 16727 words.

Emmanuel Levinas's philosophy is extensive enough that a complete treatment of it is beyond the scope of this book. It will have occasion to address many of the themes and ...

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Emmanuel Levinas

Richard Kearney.

in Debates in Continental Philosophy

August 2004; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy. 8401 words.

Apart from the great masters of the history of philosophy—in particular Plato, Rene Descartes, and Immanuel Kant—the first ...

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Emmanuel Levinas

Derrida Levinas and Nancy.

in Ethics and Politics after Poststructuralism

October 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 10688 words.

Chapter 2 focuses on Emmanuel Levinas’s work on relation and the Other, often used as an ethical starting point for poststructuralist approaches. This leads to two key interrelated insights...

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Emmanuel Levinas

Richard A. Cohen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Phenomenological Psychopathology

P ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 3880 words.

Emmanuel Levinas, twentieth-century French phenomenologist and ethical/political philosopher, critically reappraises the meaning, grounds, and significance of intelligibility in relation to...

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Emmanuel Levinas

Gabriel Malenfant.

in Philosophy

P ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Epistemology; Feminist Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy; Non-Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Science; Social and Political Philosophy. 11651 words.

Emmanuel Levinas (b. 1906–d. 1995) was a philosopher famous for having developed an original interpretation of Edmund Husserl’s phenomenological method, using the latter to address the...

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Interview with Emmanuel Levinas

Edith Wyschogrod.

in Crossover Queries

June 2006; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 6182 words.

This chapter presents an interview with Emmanuel Levinas and a discussion of his philosophy. According to Levinas, it requires a certain manner of speaking, of finding ...

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Effacements: Emmanuel Levinas and Irigaray

Morny Joy.

in Divine Love

September 2006; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 13997 words.

This chapter explores the writings of Levinas on women and the ‘feminine’. Luce Irigaray and Emmanuel Levinas shared a commitment to reconfiguring contemporary ethics. They both envisage a...

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Image and Oblivion: Emmanuel Levinas' Phenomenological Iconoclasm

Ruud Welten.

in Literature and Theology

March 2005; p ublished online March 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literature; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music. 0 words.

In the article the question of the role of the image is considered in relation to the theme of oblivion. Why this association? Because, from a phenomenological view, as is argued with the...

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Emmanuel Levinas and the Hospitality of Images

Aaron Rosen.

in Literature and Theology

December 2011; p ublished online November 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literature; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music. 6586 words.

When it comes to interfaith dialogue between the Abrahamic religions, there is a prevailing assumption that the best place to start is with Scripture, with a common emphasis on ‘the book’....

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The Ethics of Uprootedness: Emmanuel Levinas's Postwar Project

in The Figural Jew

May 2010; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 23565 words.

In “Existentialism and Anti-Semitism,” Emmanuel Levinas claims that Jean-Paul Sartre, in his essay Réflexions sur la question juive, failed to acknowledge the internal meaning and essence...

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Emmanuel Levinas

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

(1906–95)

French moral and religious philosopher. Influenced by both Talmudic scholarship and phenomenology, Levinas insists that philosophy should privilege ethics over ontology;...

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Emmanuel Levinas

Sarah Cooper.

in French Studies

July 2010; p ublished online July 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: European History; European Languages; Literary Studies (European). 483 words.

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Maternity as Vulnerability in the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas

Sarah Lachance Adams.

in Mad Mothers, Bad Mothers, and What a "Good" Mother Would Do

April 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 13504 words.

This chapter focuses on Emmanuel Levinas' take on the feminine and maternity in his ethics, which feminist scholarship indicates as massively ambiguous. When studied as a descriptive...

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‘Better than metaphors’? Dwelling and the Maternal Body in Emmanuel Levinas

Kathryn Bevis.

in Literature and Theology

September 2007; p ublished online August 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literature; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music. 5491 words.

Emmanuel Levinas once described his own textual practise as ‘mieux que les metaphores’. Yet surprisingly little detailed attention has been paid to the poetic texture of his prose. This...

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Crime sans châtiment: cinéma contemporain et éthique d'Emmanuel Levinas

Vera A. Klekovkina.

in French Studies

April 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: European History; European Languages; Literary Studies (European). 7916 words.

Sous l'éclairage de l'éthique de la responsabilité d'Emmanuel Levinas et des études récentes centrées sur le lien entre l'esthétique et l'éthique de Colin Davis, Michele Aaron et Sam B....

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The Fate of the Canaanites and the State of Israel in the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas

Annabel Herzog.

in The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 5031 words.

This chapter first explains why the State of Israel per se is a problematic topic in the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas. It then recounts Levinas' contradictory position toward the State of...

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Levinas, Emmanuel (1906–95)

Ian Buchanan.

in A Dictionary of Critical Theory

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 821 words.

(1906–95)

Paris-based philosopher and commentator on the Talmud. Born in Kovno, Russia (now Lithuania) to Jewish parents, Levinas

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Levinas, Emmanuel (1906–95)

Ian Buchanan.

in A Dictionary of Critical Theory

February 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 822 words.

Born in Kovno, Russia (now Lithuania) to Jewish parents, Levinas began his studies in philosophy in Strasbourg in 1923 where

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Levinas, Emmanuel (1906–95)

Edited by Dinah Birch.

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 72 words.

Influenced by both Talmudic scholarship and phenomenology, Levinas insists that philosophy should privilege ethics over ontology; or, as he puts it, ‘ethics is first philosophy’. In ...

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Levinas, Emmanuel (1906–95)

Simon Blackburn.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 141 words.

Born in Lithuania, Levinas was based in France from 1923, apart from some years residing in Germany and studying

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