Emmanuel Levinas (; French: [ɛmanɥɛl levinas]; 12 January 1906 – 25 December 1995) was a French philosopher of Lithuanian Jewish ancestry who is known for his work within Jewish philosophy, existentialism, and phenomenology, focusing on the relationship of ethics to metaphysics and ontology.
12 January 1906, O.S. 30 December 1905
|Died||25 December 1995 (aged 89)|
|Education||University of Freiburg (no degree)|
University of Strasbourg (Dr, 1929)
University of Paris (DrE, 1961)
|Institutions||University of Poitiers|
University of Paris
University of Fribourg
|Ethics · metaphysics · ontology · Talmud · theology|
|"The Other" · "The Face"|
He was a French philosopher best known for his work on Jewish philosophy and existentialism.
His son Michaël Levinas was a famous composer.
In 1924, he enrolled at Strasbourg University to further his philosophical studies.
He spent the majority of World War II as a prisoner of war, detained against his will in a camp close to Hannover.
He studied at Strasbourg University where philosopher Michel Villey once taught.
● Emmanuel Levinas was born on January 12, 1906 (age 89) in Lithuania ● He is a celebrity philosopher ● His popular books are Totality and Infinity (1961), Le Temps et l'autre (1987), Otherwise than Being (1974), Schwierige Freiheit. Versuch... (1963) and De l'existence à l'existant (1947) ● He died on December 25, 1995, Paris, France
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