Heidegger, Levinas, Derrida: The Question of Difference

  • Lisa Foran
  • Rozemund Uljée

Part of the Contributions To Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 86)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Joseph Cohen, Raphael Zagury-Orly
    Pages 17-29
  3. Sinéad Hogan
    Pages 101-116
  4. François Raffoul
    Pages 133-147
  5. Rozemund Uljée
    Pages 187-199
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 215-218

About this book


This book explores the relation between Heidegger, Levinas and Derrida by means of a dialogue with experts on the work of these mutually influential thinkers. Each essay in this collection focuses on the relation between at least two of these three philosophers focusing on various themes, such as Alterity, Justice, Truth and Language. By contextualising these thinkers and tracing their mutually shared themes, the book establishes the question of difference and its ongoing radicalization as the problem to which phenomenology must respond.

Heidegger’s influence on Derrida and Levinas was quite substantial. Derrida once claimed that his work ‘would not have been possible without the opening of Heidegger’s questions.’ Equally, as peers, Derrida and Levinas commented on and critiqued each other’s work. By examining the differences between these thinkers on a variety of themes, this book represents a philosophically enriching project and essential reading for understanding the respective projects of each of these philosophers.


Deconstruction and the Other Derrida and Heidegger Heidegger, Levinas, Derrida Levinas and Derrida Levinas and Heidegger Mitsein and Levinas Otherness Phenomenology and Justice Temporality in Phenomenology

Editors and affiliations

  • Lisa Foran
    • 1
  • Rozemund Uljée
    • 2
  1. 1.Philosophical StudiesNewcastle UniversityNewcastle Upon TyneUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Institute for PhilosophyLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands

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