Entre Nous is a major collection of essays representing the culmination of Emmanuel Levinas's philosophy. Bringing together his most important work in a single volume the book reveals the development of his thought over nearly forty years of committed inquiry. Here he engages with issues of suffering, love, religion, culture, justice, human rights, and legal theory and each issue is discussed in relation to the ethical dimensions of otherness. Like much of his work this text bridges several major gaps in the evolution of Continental philosophy, between modernism and postmodernism, phenomenology and poststructuralism, ethics and ontology.
Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995) was Professor of Philosophy at the Sorbonne and the director of the Ecole Normale Superieur Israelite Orientale, France, until his death. His major works include Totality and Infinity (1961) and Otherwise than Being (1974).
Translator's Acknowledgments Author's Preface 1 Is Ontology Fundamental? 2 The I and the Totality 3 Levy-Bruhl and Contemporary Philosophy 4 A Man-God? 5 A New Rationality: On Gabriel Marcel 6 Hermeneutics and the Beyond 7 Philosophy and Awakening 8 Useless Suffering 9 Philosophy, Justice, and Love 10 Nonintentional Consciousness 11 From the One to the Other: Transcendence and Time 12 The Rights of Man and Good Will 13 Diachrony and Representation 14 The Philosophical Determination of the Idea of Culture 15 Uniqueness 16 Totality and Infinity. Preface to the German Edition 17 Dialogue on Thinking-of-the-Other 18 'Dying For . . . ' 19 The Idea of the Infinite in Us 20 The Other, Utopia, and Justice Notes Index