Totality and Infinity: An Essay On Exteriority / Edition 1by Emmanuel Levinas
Pub. Date: 08/01/1969
Publisher: Duquesne University Press
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.
Table of Contents
Unit 1 Who Is the Most Important Person from History?
Unit 2 What Are Fattening Rooms
Unit 3 Where Can You Find a Living Goddess?
Unit 4 What Is a Knight?
Unit 5 Who Reached the South Pole First?
Unit 6 What Is the Royal Flying Doctor Service?
Unit 7 What Did the Ancient Egyptians Give Us?
Unit 8 Why Is Louis Pasteur Important?
Unit 9 Who Is Sherlock Holmes?
Self-Test 1: Units 1-9
Unit 10 What Is Happening to the World's Climate
Unit 11 How Do Koreans Celebrate a Wedding?
Unit 12 What Is a Marathon?
Unit 13 Who Is Stephen King?
Unit 14 What Is the Story Behind the Bed?
Unit 15 What Were Early Passenger Flights Like?
Unit 16 Who Were the Aztecs?
Unit 17 Where Is Timbuktu?
Unit 18 Where Do the Most Vegetarians Live?
Self-Test 2: Units 10-18
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Levinas¿s first magnum opus, Totality and Infinity (1961), influenced in part by the dialogical philosophies of Franz Rosenweig and Martin Buber, presents a phenomenological analysis of the 'face-to-face' encounter with the Other. Central to the work is the claim that the Other is not known or comprehended as such, but calls into question and challenges the complacency of the self through Desire, language, and the concern for justice.