Time and the OtherEmmanuel Levinas $20.00
Published in 1987 | 149 pages | paper | ISBN: 978-0-8207-0233-9
“Time and the Other is an excellent introduction to Levinas; the recent lectures allow the reader to assess both the consistency of Levinas's vision, and the evolution of the religiosity of his discourse.” — SubStance
Time and the Other contains a series of essays presented as lectures in 1946–47 at the Collège Philosophique in Paris, along with additional essays dealing with time, sociality, and ethics. This work represents, along with Existence and Existents, the first formulation of Levinas's own philosophy, later more fully developed in other works. Beginning with an analysis of existence without existents, Time and the Other then describes the origination of the subject, and moves through its encounter with another person.
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.