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Basic Philosophical Writings Outside the Subject, a collection of texts, old and new on philosophers, language, and politics. The annual colloquium at Cerisy-la-Salle publishes a volume devoted to him. He reconceived transcendence as a need for escape, and work out a new logic of lived time in that project.
His transcendence is less transcendence-in-the-world than transcendence through and because of sensibility. This approach to transcendence as evasion poses the question of mortality, finite being, and so, infinity.
But he would enquire: And yet modern sensibility wrestles with problems that indicate…the abandonment of this concern with transcendence. As if it had the certainty that the idea of the limit could not apply to the existence of what is…and as if modern sensibility perceived in being a defect still more profound OE, But how do we know this, and from what perspective do we contemplate Being as finite?
The decision about the ultimate meaning of the infinite is not made in the essay. It returns as a theme in the s essays, however.
Following the leitmotif of our irrepressible need to escape, Levinas examines a host of attempted and disappointed transcendences: In these possibilities, the corporeal self is posited, set down as a substance, in its existence.
He will therefore concentrate on what it means for a human being to posit itself, in an act that is not already abstracted from its everyday life. I am my joy or my pain, if provisionally.
Escape represents, for Levinas, a positive, dynamic need. But needs are not equivalent to mere suffering. Within many needs is the anticipation of their fulfillment.
If need, whether for sustenance or diversion, cannot assure an enduring transcendence of everyday existence, it nevertheless beckons and enriches us, even if it can sometimes be experienced as oppressive.
In this youthful work, Levinas thus rethinks need in light of fullness rather than privation, as was commonly done. In so doing, he opens a different understanding of existence itself. Whether it is experienced by pleasure or suffering, need is the ground of our existence.
And it suggests that the deep motivation of need is to get out of the being that we ourselves are—our situation and our embodiment. Pleasure and pain are intensities: The priority of the present, concentrated into an extended moment is opened up through sensibility and affectivity.
In pleasure as in pain, we need—not out of lack—but in desire or in hope. That presence is modalized through our manifold sensations, emotions and states of mind. InLevinas was convinced that through sensation and states of mind, we discover both the need to escape ourselves and the futility of getting out of existence.
In the physical torment of nausea, we experience Being in its simplest, most oppressive neutrality. To this, Levinas adds three provocative themes. Second, nausea is not simply a physiological event.
If nausea shows us, dramatically, how existence encircles us on all sides, to the point of submerging us, then social and political actuality can also nauseate.
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Levinas's philosophy has been called ethics. If ethics means rationalist self-legislation and freedom (deontology), the calculation of happiness (utilitarianism), or the cultivation of virtues (virtue ethics), then Levinas's philosophy is not an ethics.
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