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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? A masterful series of interviews with Levinas, conducted by French philosopher Philippe Nemo, which provides a succinct presentation of Levinas's philosophy. Read more Read less. No customer reviews. How does Amazon calculate star ratings? The machine learned model takes into account factors including: the age of a review, helpfulness votes by customers and whether the reviews are from verified purchases.
Review this product Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. Ethics and Infinity is a great introduction to Levinas and his thought. I recently took a class on Buber and Levinas, although this text was not a part of the syllabus, it was insightful. I also recommend The Levinas Reader from , it contains a series of essays that can be more concise and clear than Levinas in at other times, i.
For Levinas, face-to-face is the opening to the infinite, the human face withstanding and prevailing over our attempts to control know every facet of reality.
It is during this expanded engagement with the human face that we take responsibility for the Other and experience a transcendent ethical state. E-mail doesn't count. Txting either. Facebook, with its endless stream of disembodied information, might be the worst. It's a nice thought, but it feels more like an elaborately constructed world of desire than an observable or actionable state of affairs.
Too bad. Heightened awareness sounds so much more inviting than the usual sausage we make of human relations. Constructed as a series of conversations, Ethics and Infinity is easier to comprehend than most of Levinas's writing and gets to various points quickly.
Still, it's a long way from conversational, so buckle up. Levinas may be more visionary than philosopher, but maybe that's the point. This is as easy to read and understand as Levinas can be. It is short and in the form of an interview. If you are just looking for a broad concept of what he is all about - this is a great book. It gives you a nice overview on his major points and from there on you might want to explore some of his more challenging works.
Thought provoking and insightful. Levinas, in my opinion, is one of the better philosophers of last century. I'm so happy to have this book. Thank you so much. Go to Amazon. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. DPReview Digital Photography.
Ethics and Infinity
Ethics and Infinity: Conversations with Philippe Nemo