By Simon Critchley
Emmanuel Levinas is now well known along Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and Sartre as some of the most very important Continental philosophers of the 20th century. His abiding situation used to be the primacy of the moral relation to the opposite individual and his vital thesis used to be that ethics is first philosophy. His paintings has had a profound effect on a few fields outdoor philosophy--such as theology, Jewish reviews, literature and cultural thought, psychotherapy, sociology, political idea, diplomacy concept and important criminal idea.
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Wh at i s the s a m e ? w ha t is t he ot h er ? Ethics, for Levinas, takes place as the putting into question of the ego, the self, consciousness or what he calls, in the term that he borrows ˆ from Plato, the same (le Meme, to auton). What is the same? It is important to note that the same refers not only to subjective thoughts, but also to the objects of those thoughts. In Husserlian terms, the domain of the same includes not only the intentional acts of consciousness, or noeses, but also the intentional objects which give meaning to those acts, or noemata.
He writes, Intentional analysis is the search for the concrete. Notions held under the direct analysis of the thought that defines them are nevertheless, unbeknown to this na¨ıve thought, revealed to be implanted in horizons unsuspected by this thought; these horizons endow them with meaning – such is the essential teaching of Husserl. [ti 28] Thus, intentional analysis begins from the unreflective na¨ıvety of what Husserl calls the natural attitude. Through the operation of the phenomenological reduction, it seeks to describe the deep structures of intentional life, structures which give meaning to that life, but which are forgotten in that na¨ıvety.
1994 ´ Les imprevus de l’histoire published, a collection of previously published journal articles, including important pieces such as Levinas’s first publications on Husserl, and his critique of art, ‘Reality and its Shadow’. 1995 Alterity and Transcendence published, a collection of occasional texts, encyclopaedia entries and interviews. Night of 24–5 December, death in Paris after a long struggle with illness. The funeral oration, ‘Adieu’, was given by Jacques Derrida at the interment on 28 December.