Totality And Infinity: An Essay On Exteriority (Philosophical Series)
Totality and Infinity: An Essay on Exteriority (Philosophical Series)
Influenced in part by the dialogical philosophies of Franz Rosenzweig and Martin Buber,Totality and Infinity departs from the ethically neutral tradition of ontology to analyze the "face-to-face" relation with the Other. First published in English by Duquesne in 1969, this has become one of the classics of modern philosophy. Fully indexed.
Text: English, French (translation)
About the Author
EMMANUEL LEVINAS, a major voice in twentieth century philosophical thought, died in late 1995. After studying under Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger in the late 1920s, Levinas went on to develop a philosophical system that placed ethics at its center. His writings have influenced several generations of French philosophers, including Jacques Derrida, and have won him an admiring audience among theologians.