Ethics and the Face

  • Emmanuel Levinas
Part of the Martinus Nijhoff Philosophy Texts book series (MNPT, volume 1)


Inasmuch as the access to beings concerns vision, it dominates those beings, exercises a power over them. A thing is given, offers itself to me. In gaining access to it I maintain myself within the same.


Ethical Relation Human Fraternity Ontological Argument Total Negation Dialectical Movement 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991

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  • Emmanuel Levinas

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