Emmanuel Levinas: Non-Intentional Consciousness and the Status of Representational Thinking

  • Roger Duncan
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 90)


Husserlian Phenomenology Deep Time Intentional Consciousness Moral Rectitude John Wild 
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  1. 1.
    Cf. John Finnis, Fundamentals of Ethics (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 1983), pp. 1–25.Google Scholar
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    Emmanuel Levinas, Is it Righteous to Be? Interviews with Emmanuel Levinas (Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2001) p. 32.Google Scholar
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    “Emmanuel Levinas, Totality and Infinity (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 1969), p. 27.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., p. 27.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., p. 28. In later works Levinas will avoid “forgotten experience” as too crudely implying appearance in a time that could be recuperated in memory. The deep time of capture by the other lies beyond the “light cone” of rememberable time.Google Scholar
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    Emmanuel Levinas, Otherwise than Being (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 1998), p. 48.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., p. 68.Google Scholar
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    Emmanuel Levinas, “Philosophy and Transcendence,” written in 1989, published in the Encyclopedie Philosophique Universelle, translated and reproduced in Alterity and Transcendence (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999), p. 18. The notion of non-intentional consciousness is not unique to Levinas. Karol Wojtyla uses it where it would seem to be an implicit but important response to Sartre. Cf. Karol Wojtyla, The Acting Person, Andrezej Potocki (trans.), Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (ed.) (Boston: D. Reidel, 1979), p. 34.Google Scholar
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    Otherwise than Being, p. 9.Google Scholar
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    He uses the word actually in Otherwise than Being, p. 4.Google Scholar
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    Alterity and Transcendence, p. 22.Google Scholar
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    David Bentley Hart, The Beauty of the Infinite (Cambridge, U.K.: Eerdmans, 2003), pp. 14–15.Google Scholar
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    Otherwise than Being, p. 157.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., p. 158.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., p. 159.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., p. 6.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., p. 16.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., p. 162.Google Scholar
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    Otherwise than Being, p. 86.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., pp. 165–171.Google Scholar
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    Emmanuel Levinas, Entre Nous (New York: Columbia University Press, 1998) Preface, p. xii.Google Scholar
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    Otherwise than Being, p. 192, note 24.Google Scholar

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  • Roger Duncan
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  1. 1.Promisek CenterBridgewater

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