Le visage au-delà de l'apparence. Levinas et l'autre rive de l'éthique

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Title
Le visage au-delà de l'apparence. Levinas et l'autre rive de l'éthique
Journal
Lo Sguardo
Author(s)
Benaroyo Lazare
ISSN
2036-6558
Publication state
Published
Issued date
04/2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
20
Number
1
Pages
217-223
Language
french
Abstract
In this article I look at the significance of Emmanuel Levinas' thought for an ethics of care. I
argue that the meaning Levinas gives to the term « face » is a central aspect related to this issue.
The face is in this French philosopher's view an ambiguous phenomenon, an enigma, that
bears high ethical significance : beyond its physical appearance, the face of the other escapes
every affort at representation, it indicates the way in which the representation of the other
exceeds any idea of the other in me, and it is precisely this irreducibility of alterity that lights
up its ethical meaning. In Levinas' view, to be oneself is to be for the other, and the otherness
of the other manifests itself in the face-to-face encounter. Accordingly, responsibility is the
response to the injunction, the interpellation, of the other's face, preceding the claim of justice,
and humaneness is conceived as entangled in the other's face. Against this background, I
suggest that Levinas' philosophical insight constitutes a turning point from a traditional to a
new conception of responsibility that may bear great significance to a renewed understanding
of an hermeneutics and an ethics of care.
Keywords
Levinas, visage, responsabilité, éthique
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