The thought of Emmanuel Lévinas: an open philosophy to the feminine

The present text intends to cover three important works by the philosopher Emmanuel Lévinas - De l'existence à l'existant, Le temps et l'autre, Totalité et infinit - in order to understand how the concept of feminine appear in his reflections and what meanings it assumes before the subject (understood by Lévinas as the masculine), the subjectivity and before the thought on ethics, considered by the philosopher as the first philosophy.

Emmanuel Lévinas; Feminine; Subject; Ethics; Philosophy


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