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Emmanuel Levinas
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Born
Emmanuelis Levinas

12 January 1906, O.S. 30 December 1905
Kovno, Vilna Governorate, Russian Empire (present-day Kaunas, Lithuania)
Died 25 December 1995(1995-12-25) (aged 89)
Paris, France
Education University of Freiburg (no degree)
University of Strasbourg (Dr, 1929)
University of Paris (DrE, 1961)
Era 20th-century philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School Continental philosophy
Existential phenomenology
Jewish philosophy
Institutions University of Poitiers
University of Paris
University of Fribourg
Main interests
Ethics · metaphysics · ontology · Talmud
Notable ideas
"The Other" · "The Face"

Emmanuel Levinas ( 12 January 1906 – 25 December 1995) was a French philosopher of Lithuanian Jewish ancestry who is known for his work related to Jewish philosophy, existentialism, and phenomenology, focusing on the relationship of ethics to metaphysics and ontology.

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