Emmanuel Levinas

Emmanuel Levinas
Birth 1905
Death 1995

French philosopher, who adopted Husserl’s phenomenology and Heidegger’s existentialism. In contrast to traditional philosophy, which treated the unity of empirical and transcendental in humans as the basis of their existence and ethics as something stemming from that, Levinas pushed ethics to the fore and represented dialogue with the ‘other’ as the basis of self-identity.

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