Ethics and Infinity shows Levinas’ modesty and reserve and, above all, his rigor. Levinas is commenting here on the totality of his work. It is ‘the best introduction’. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. Ethics and Infinity: Conversations with Philippe Nemo by Professor Emmanuel Levinas, , available at Book Depository with.

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Ethics and Infinity: Conversations with Philippe Nemo

Specifically, Levinas characterizes responsibility for the Other as responsibility for the death of the Other. No eBook available Amazon.

A pretty cinversations format for introducing any thinker, and here the interviews are handled particularly well. For Levinas, the irreducible relation, the epiphany, of the face-to-face, the encounter with another, is a privileged phenomenon in which the other person’s proximity and distance are both strongly felt.

This book is an excellent short explanatory summary of Levinas’ ideas. Dec 02, August Denys rated it liked it Shelves: But this is so only because I do not bother to go out and really converse with others, to appreciate and contribute to the infiniyt that renders our being reasonable! Great -short- introduction to the works and philosophy of Levinas, from the man himself.

Ethics and Infinity: Conversations with Philippe Nemo : Professor Emmanuel Levinas :

This makes him question the reflexive structure of states-of-mind expressed by Heidegger. Trivia About Ethics and Infini The face as an acknowledgment of responsibility, and “responsibility as the essential, primary and fundamental structure of subjectivity. Levinas began his philosophical studies at Strasbourg University inwhere he began his lifelong friendship with the French philosopher Emanuelis Levinas later adapted to French orthography as Emmanuel Levinas received a traditional Jewish education in Lithuania.


This was a tough slog, and I have to admit to not understanding a fair portion of it. But in this way Levinas risks absolutifying the Other, especially when someone takes what he says to be the final word. It is an invitation for each person to do what no one else can do for him. For Levinas, the danger of traditional metaphysics consists in its claim to have incorporated, or to be able to incorporate in principle, everything there is.

Levinas does it again. Wthics 18, Frankie Della Torre rated it it was amazing Shelves: To ask other readers questions about Ethics and Infinityplease sign up. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. To be sure, Ethics and Infinity ad by no means an easy read; it was only upon my second encounter with the text that I truly began to comprehend the basic tenets of Levinasian thought.

For sure, Levinas rightly reminds us not to take pride and be egoistic in our being, but someone is the guilt of being is at least equally egoistic, cohversations this time not with amusing confidence, but with convoluted bitterness. Jun 15, 0 rated it liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Levinas began his philosophical studies at Strasbourg University inwhere he began his lifelong friendship with the French philosopher Maurice Blanchot.


Levinas is commenting here on the totality of his work.

The Levinasian account of how I become myself in face of the death of the Other means that I cannot call it quits, so to speak, in my responsibility toward the Other. An articulates an ethics of the face, in which the Other, as face, speaks to me and demands my response. Oct 31, Vince rated it really liked it Shelves: Hebrew was the first language that he learned to read; he also acquired a love of the Russian classics, particularly works by Pushkin and Tolstoy which first stirred his philosophical interests.

As a set of radio interviews it provides Levinas explaining his own ideas in a short concise way that ethcs benefit anyone who has grappled with his longer works. Not that there is this or that; but the very scene of being is open: The rest of Levinas’ philosophy hinges on this peculiar conception of the Other sometimes characterized as Infinitywhich is at once focal and non-focal.

Levinas looks into the face of the other and sees good, love, personal responsibility. In the s, Levinas emerged from ;hilippe circle of intellectuals surrounding Jean Wahl as a leading French thinker. In he was awarded the Balzan Prize for Philosophy. It cannot be proved.