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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Levinas himself seems to deem ndmo more urgent to avoid the latter, as he tries to thematize the un-thematizable as un-thematizable, to catty out a philosophy that eventually problematizes itself as philosophy an enterprise of knowledge.

Emmanuel Levinas is one of my favorite philosophers. Levinas is very calmly giving us his philosophy, its history, and context.

All in all, Ethics and Infinity is an excellent primer for those seeking to neko whether to delve deeper into Levinasian thought.

His philosophy could make the world a better place, inside and out. Levinas’ writing is the most beautiful I have ever read. He prompts Levinas to situate himself in contrast to other philosophers and to formulate his own ideas more concretely. To ask other readers questions about Ethics and Infinityplease sign up. It’s fairly short and it is transcribed from an interview Levinas had; however, beyond that, it doesn’t do much more. Open Preview See a Problem?

Accordingly, the horizonal concept of the Other the excess also has to be absolutified into a direct opposite. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He does phenomenology with an effort towards expanding Martin Buber’s ethical vision of I-Thou. No eBook available Amazon. L”homme a l”obligation de se servir de la philosophie afin de lutter contre les maux qui resultent du processesu historiques Voila. I conclude with a brief sketch of the interpersonal consequences of such an approach toward responsibility and death.

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This was a tough slog, and I have to admit to not understanding a fair portion of it. The face as an acknowledgment of responsibility, and “responsibility as the essential, primary and fundamental structure of subjectivity.


Dec 02, August Denys rated it liked it Shelves: While going through some boxes of books I had after I recently moved, I realized that I forgot about it and finished it. The book consists of radio conversations shared between Levinas and French philosopher Philippe Nemo, who does an admirable job of engaging Levinas in such a way as to tea Ethics and Infinity is perhaps the best introduction to the complicated ideas of French existentialist thinker Emmanuel Levinas.


Nem Levinas failed to learn from phenomenology is precisely the idea that knowledge itself comes with a halo of indeterminacy, that the indefinite is not at once the Infinite. Levinas does it again.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. So, in that case Levinas may be a deal jemo for some, and since this is an interview, the religious aspect was assumed through the interview and not really questioned.

From inside the book. To be sure, Ethics and Infinity is 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. Levinas brings together the phenomenology of Husserl, the fundamental ontology of Heidegger, and the Bible.

Jan 26, Amber rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 29, philosovamp rated it really conversattions it Shelves: If you are a scholar of Levinas and are trying to differentiate Heidegger’s work from Levinas’, then this may be a place to start. To pretend that we do and to ignore the excess ndmo the Other is thus the major problem of traditional metaphysics.

In the s, Levinas emerged from the circle of intellectuals surrounding Jean Wahl cconversations a leading French thinker. I am thrown into a network of relationships with others to whom I must respond.

But this is so only because I do not bother to go out and really converse with others, to appreciate and contribute to the amiability that renders our being reasonable! Its intriguing and has made me see things in a new light. He has also been deeply involved in the problems of Western Jews, including active membership in the Alliance Israelite Universelle, an organization established in to promote Jewish emancipation. Jan 27, Brixton rated it liked it Shelves: At the same time, the revelation of the face makes a demand, this demand is before one can express, or know one’s freedom, to affirm or deny.


Refresh and try again. This book is an excellent short explanatory summary of Levinas’ ideas. Aug 04, Jeff Ehhics rated it it was ok. The Hardness of Philosophy and. I really appreciate Levinas here.

Ethics and Infinity: Conversations with Philippe Nemo

There was a section in which he went over the power of testimony, not in the sense of a person describing what happened, but in a religious sense similar to the inffinity of revelation given to the profits of the Bible. Levinas brings together the phenomenology of Husserl, the fundamental ontology of Heidegger, and the Bible.

This, then, contributes to Levinas’ concluding claim that “being is never [ Lists with This Book. A nice, gentle freestyle interview. Worth the effort it takes to understand this brilliant philosopher.

In the realm of responsibility, at nwmo also talks about the realm of politics, where justice limits my infinite responsibility—I must continue, despite this heavy burden, to respond to the death of the Other without concern for my own potential death, and in so doing become myself.

He’s worth a look into, but again, not for the faint of heart. But a slow first reading followed by a better-informed second reading will do you great good.

His thought is beautiful, timely, and profound. One dies alone, Ethics and Infinity shows Levinas’ modesty and reserve and, above all, his rigor.