Totality and Infinity:An Essay on Exteriority
Emmanuel Levinas Alphonso Lingis
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Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PMBy Emmanuel Levinas Alphonso Lingis

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.
  • Title: Totality and Infinity:An Essay on Exteriority
  • Author: Emmanuel Levinas Alphonso Lingis
  • ISBN: 9780820702452
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Paperback


Chungsoo Lee Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
Altering the very first sentence of this extraordinary and highly original book, I quote Everyone will readily agree that it is of the highest importance to know whether we are not duped by freedom I have, of course, replaced the word freedom for morality In altering the sentence, however, as I hope to show, I have not altered the central theme of the book first published in French in 1961 This is so, not because morality and freedom are interchangeable, as many maintain, but, quite the contrary [...]
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Robert Wechsler Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
This work of philosophy shows how ethics is based on one s relationship with an other, which is accomplished in the form of a welcome, including gift giving and respect, rather than with violence, that is, any attempt to dominate or make use of an other.What is most striking about the book is how poetic it is, how it makes use of poetic devices such as wordplay and repetition, and how it depends on the experience of reading the book rather than on proving what is asserted The book, therefore, ap [...]
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eesenor Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
Levinas applies Phenomenology to Buber to argue that Ethics begins with the intrusion of the face of another human into the confines of consciousness.
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Kristy Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
Every time I read this, I realize how my understanding of Levinas is partial.
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Andrew Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
It s rather unquestionable how much impact Levinas had on French philosophy And his argument is, at times, fascinating It s just that I disagree with the initial premise so much that I disagree with so many ideas that Levinas extracts from that premise Was it a worthy intellectual exercise to read Yes, absolutely It s just that to really get it, you have to put yourself in the shoes of a Talmudic scholar who survived the Holocaust, and deeply wanted to wash phenomenology clean of the dirt Heideg [...]
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Francisco Zuniga Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
Levinas has put love into philosophical terms I don t mean romantic love I mean love as in the giving of oneself for the well being of all others.
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Will Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
Equal parts good, bad and ugly Levinas has a tendency to assert some abstract concept presupposes another, mostly to banal effect Justice, he says, presupposes truth, which doesn t exactly ring true justice presupposes moral right, not truth Levinas tends to wash over this type of distinction, and it gives many of his expressions the feeling of being a bit off Another instance Contemplation in any case presupposes the very mobilization of the thing, grasped by the hand Contemplation doesn t even [...]
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Czarny Pies Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
D apr s Sartre, l enfer c est les autres D apr s Levinas, le visage de Dieu, c est les autres ce qui explique pourquoi le pape Jean Paul II a encourag les catholiques lire les textes de Levinas.Il faut comprendre que Totalit et Infini est tr s difficile comprendre Si vous n avez pas suivi quelques cours de philosophie l universit , je vous conseille de lire Ethique et infini avant d entreprendre ce livre qui constitue un d fi de taille.
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Javier Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
Certainly, an incredibly difficult book but definitely one well worth the effort Levinas presents so much to contemplate in a way I find other alter, perhaps than in most other forms of expression The ideas presented here must be continually remembered and reflected on, in my view very highly recommended.
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Ryan Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
Levinas has rekindled my faith that it is possible to act ethically and be a generally good person without subscribing to any particular codification of religion Amazing book, if you can get through it It made my head hurt
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Michael Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
Another college book I read this my senior year Obviously most of it has been lost to memory What has not been lost is the conversation I had eating warm johnnie bread, drinking stolen wine and talking about the Other with my roommate and another friend well into the night Levinas project is fascinating because he is trying to take the existiential phenomenology that Heidegger develops and argue that Alethia is structured by the ethics of the other Much of this ultimately tends to be too mystica [...]
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Noé Ajo caamaño Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
Emmanuel Levinas ha pasado por el holocausto, y ni su pensamiento ni el de ning n fil sofo podr ya trabajar como si aquello no hubiera ocurrido Su filosof a, aunque pensando las grandes ideas tradicionales de la totalidad y el infinito, aterriza en la responsabilidad incuestionable que instaura la mirada del otro, la cual funda la tica Se piensa la totalidad y el infinito, pero solo por tener que cuidar al ser humano de carne y hueso, al otro que que nos impone su rostro No obstante, idealista, [...]
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John Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
This book is full of rich and provocative insights Levinas developed his philosophical insights a blend of themes of phenomenology with ideas from Bergson and German Idealism during the same period that Heidegger and Sartre were developing their philosophies, and there is strong resonance between all three What is frustrating about this book, though, is that, 1 unlike the works by Sartre and Heidegger, it is often characterized by an approach to language that seems contrived and 2 it is excessiv [...]
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Dan Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
Levinas restores the phenomenological inseparability of the philosophical and the theological in the face of the Other in this deeply ethical work This work is hard to read It takes vigor and commitment to get through it I would recommend, first, just pushing through the entirety of the work before stopping and sorting it all out This work is not linear There is a lot of back and forth, and it really must be read as such Otherwise, an amazing work whose heaviness ought not be ignored.
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Adam Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
Problematic not for its ideas and fundamental points, though those are flawed, but for the presentation, which is not very persuasive or sensible Grounding ethics in the distance between self and other is a fairly fascinating idea in itself, but Levinas doesn t flesh it out well.
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Farshad Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
If there is true, its elsewhere
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Kevin Wright Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
Simultaneously beautifully and ostentatiously written yet philosophically disastrous 4 5 stars for aesthetics and bold ingenuity, 1 5 stars for ethics.For someone who speaks plainly enough about the ruses of rhetoric and the sneaky violence of pedagogues, the appeal to moral platitudes from the beginning is quite off putting and condescending For my part however, calling out hypocrisy doesn t prove anything Sure, war bad, but will Levinas demonstrate this somehow or just rub it in my face until [...]
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Gerardo Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
Partendo da Heidegger, L vinas mette in crisi l idea che l Essere venga prima dell Ente Per L vinas tutto dipende dall uomo e dal suo essere sempre in situazione L elemento trascendentale dell uomo il suo essere perennemente teso verso Altri l essenza dell uomo il suo rapportarsi con gli altri, che rappresentano quell Infinito da cui il singolo si separa Il singolo contemporaneamente soggettivit e quindi separazione e immersione nel rapporto con l Altro Il rapporto con l Altro il faccia a faccia [...]
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Caleb Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
Indeed one of the hardest thinkers to sync up with, Levinas carries the reader from the interiority of the self, which sets out from the enjoyment that is itself an end for all conscious creatures, to the encounter with the Other that calls the self into question exteriority, which is defined by the living dialog between humans who exceed one another This encounter turns out to be the condition of possibility for genuine human freedom and responsibility the moral, which is prior to the political [...]
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Zane Chleboun Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
It broke my heart to discover that Levinas ended up being almost ironically ethnocentric But aside from that, Totality and Infinity is still of high regard and importance for Levinas view of ethics as proto philosophy and still poetically written.
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Julius Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
This is a hard book to read and to understand, but it is absolutely worth the effort One piece of advice concentrate, and try hard to understand what Levinas is saying, but keep going even when you don t understand just keep reading One of the techniques Levinas uses is to repeat ideas over and over and over, but always in slightly new ways Derrida describes the technique as proceed ing with the infinite insistence of waves on a beach That s a good analogy as you move through the book, you slowl [...]
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James Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
Idea people live in a comfortable bubble of manageability, a flow of enjoyment, until they meet real other people who break into that bubble , who hold them to the standard of responding to another person, which is an ethical obligation to the other person s needs, as though the Other is your master and you are its slave, but not in a bad way That s the main thing I got out of the book I think the reason the book is very much longer than that paragraph is that it s trying to show phenomenologica [...]
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Affasf Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
Considerato in se stesso, lo spazio illuminato, svuotato dalla luce dell oscurit che lo riempie, non niente Questo vuoto non equivale ovviamente al niente assoluto, superarlo non equivale a trascendere Ma se lo spazio vuoto si distingue dal niente e se la distanza che esso scava non giustifica la pretesa alla trascendenza che potrebbe essere eretta dal movimento che la attraversa, la sua pienezza non lo riconduce assolutamente allo statuto di oggetto Questa pienezza appartiene ad un ordine diver [...]
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Nathan Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
Absolutely outstanding Just incredible I found myself sailing through this text and just could not put it down His critique of Hegel and Heidegger was really quite wonderful Levinas completely revolutionizes our conception of the Other as something that cannot be contained, reduced, or captured This is such a powerful notion because that is exactly what we do we subsume the Other under our categories of the understanding, under Reason Levinas opens our eyes to what was always, already there the [...]
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Michaela Wood Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
I found this book has shone in my memory for such a long time as a book everyone should read because it explored the ideas of self and other with such ease This is a kind of ease one develops when one has seen first hand the horrors that ensue from the fragmentation of morality Levinas was a survivor of the Shoa better term than holocaust and he saw whjat it was in the Nazi philosophy that allowed men and women to act immorally to the Jew, the Homosexual evebn though many of the Nazis were , the [...]
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Noah Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
Levinas s first major treatment of his conception of ethics as first philosophy At its center is a view of the ethical relation as fundamentally asymmetrical, due to the dual height and destitution of the Other An ethics founded on the face to face, Levinas runs into trouble when he attempts to move beyond the face and offer a phenomenology of Eros that has been very pointedly critiqued by Irigaray.
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Vincenzo Politi Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
Although Levinas general ehitcal phenomenological project is an important one, the Devil as usual lurks and dwells in the details And, at a careful reading, there are many philosophically devilish details in this often convoluted essay.
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Okla Elliott Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
Levinas has emerged as one of the four or five most influential European philosophers of the second half of the twentieth century, and Totality and Infinity should be considered his first major philosophical treatise If you only read one book by Levinas, this ought to be the one.
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Gareth Jun 06, 2020 - 18:18 PM
Brilliant Mind blowing Life re orientating An excellent jumping off point for a new way of thinking being Not only brings it s own reevaluation for a communal way of being but also brings a justification as to why it or others may never be the full answer.
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Totality and Infinity:An Essay on Exteriority By Emmanuel Levinas Alphonso Lingis 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.

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