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Reading Levinas

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Ethics and Infinity: Conversations with Philippe Nemo
Ethics and Infinity: Conversations with Philippe Nemo
"Start here. Good interview and quite short. A bit pricey for the size though."
The Theory of Intuition in Husserl's Phenomenology (Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy)
The Theory of Intuition in Husserl's Phenomenology (Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy)
"This is Levinas's doctoral thesis. A good introduction to Husserl and contains the seeds of Levinas's growing dissatisfaction with him. Still quite Heideggerian."
Discovering Existence with Husserl (Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy)
Discovering Existence with Husserl (Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy)
"A fascinating collection, from the early to the late. Mainly for the Levinas scholar I would say."
On Escape (Cultural Memory in the Present) (Cultural Memory in the Present Series)
On Escape (Cultural Memory in the Present) (Cultural Memory in the Present Series)
"Now we really reach a Levinasian text. Expressing his dissatisfaction with Heidegger, deep and complex. A phenomenology of pleasure,shame and nausea. The introduction is good too."
Is it Righteous to Be?: Interviews with Emmanuel Levinas (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)
Is it Righteous to Be?: Interviews with Emmanuel Levinas (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)
"In many ways this is a charming book. Lots of interviews: anecdotel, biographical yet it still remains deep and informative about the man's philosophy."
Existence and Existents
Existence and Existents
"Deep, dark and complex. To place it ; it is in many ways the first systematic account of his new philosophy."
Time and the Other
Time and the Other
"I find this slightly more fragmented than 'Existence and Existents'. Nevertheless still brilliant . Also contains two important essays on time;'The Old and the New' and 'Diacrhony and Representation'."
Totality and Infinity: An Essay on Exteriority (Philosophical Series)
Totality and Infinity: An Essay on Exteriority (Philosophical Series)
"His first masterpiece. See my review, which still does not do it justice."
Levinas Reader (Wiley Blackwell Readers)
Levinas Reader (Wiley Blackwell Readers)
"This is a fine collection."
Emmanuel Levinas: Basic Philosophical Writings (Studies in Continental Thought)
Emmanuel Levinas: Basic Philosophical Writings (Studies in Continental Thought)
"Some of his best papers here. The short editors' introductions are useful too."
Entre Nous
Entre Nous
"Good cover, good price. A must! Very good selection of papers."
Humanism of the Other
Humanism of the Other
"Very hard but central to his thought. Especially here the notion of sense or meaning."
Proper Names (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)
Proper Names (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)
"Fine selection of papers on Others."
Outside the Subject (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)
Outside the Subject (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)
"Again papers mainly on other authors. But not exclusively so."
Alterity and Transcendence (European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism)
Alterity and Transcendence (European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism)
"It's odd but this is hard to get hold of. A good selection."
God, Death and Time (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)
God, Death and Time (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)
"Excellent set of lectures. But you should read 'Otherwise than Being or Beyond Essence' first."
Of God Who Comes to Mind (Meridian : Crossing Aesthetics)
Of God Who Comes to Mind (Meridian : Crossing Aesthetics)
"Some of the most difficult and enigmatic essays. Late essays by a thinker who is difficult anyway."
Difficult Freedom: Essays on Judaism (Johns Hopkins Jewish Studies)
Difficult Freedom: Essays on Judaism (Johns Hopkins Jewish Studies)
"To my mind uneven. Still very good. Inspirational rather than philosophical essays. I struggle with the talmudic readings."
Beyond the Verse
Beyond the Verse
"I own the hardback edition. Again; talmudic interpretation."
In the Time of the Nations
In the Time of the Nations
"The same can be said about this."
Collected Philosophical Papers
Collected Philosophical Papers
"Excellent collection."
Nine Talmudic Readings by Emmanuel Levinas
Nine Talmudic Readings by Emmanuel Levinas
"I am not qualified to comment."
New Talmudic Readings
New Talmudic Readings
"Ditto."
Unforeseen History
Unforeseen History
"An expensive way to get hold of the important 'Some Thoughts on the Philosophy of Hitlerism'. I hope that this is out in paperback soon."
Otherwise Than Being, or, Beyond Essence
Otherwise Than Being, or, Beyond Essence
"His second masterpiece. I hope to write a review of this soon. But I think I need to read it a few more times. The whole of the western philosophical world needs to read it again and again."