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Entre Nous

Entre Nous
Author: Emmanuel Levinas
ISBN 13: 9780231079112
ISBN 10: 231079117
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 2000-04-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $28.95

Exerting a profound influence upon such thinkers as Derrida, Lyotard, Blanchot, and Irigaray, Levinas's work bridges several major gaps in the evolution of continental philosophy — between modern and postmodern, phenomenology and poststructuralism, ethics and ontology. He is credited with having spurred a revitalized interest in ethics-based philosophy throughout Europe and America.

Entre Nous (Between Us) is the culmination of Levinas's philosophy. Published in France a few years before his death, it gathers his most important work and reveals the development of his thought over nearly forty years of committed inquiry. Along with several trenchant interviews published here, these essays engage with issues of suffering, love, religion, culture, justice, human rights, and legal theory. Taken together, they constitute a key to Levinas's ideas on the ethical dimensions of otherness.

Arnold I. Davidson

Levinas´s thought has had a profound influence on twentieth-century European philosophy. This collection of essays on religion, politics, and the primacy of ethics presents a superb introduction to his work. It allows us to see the scope and significance of one of the defining thinkers of our time.