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‎13 Tammuz 5780 | ‎05/07/2020

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Emmanuel Levinas and the Essence of Judaism, with Prof. Adriana Menassé

Emmanuel Levinas and the Essence of Judaism, with Prof. Adriana Menassé

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What is the meaning of “the face” in Levinas’ philosophy?

Emmanuel Levinas was a Jewish philosopher who was born in Lithuania in 1906.  He was fundamental in disseminating the German philosophy of phenomenology in France, and devoted much of his work to the reconstruction of ethical thought after World War II, delving into the ethical concepts of the essence of Judaism.

Adriana Menassé is a Mexican professor and researcher.  She has a degree in Philosophy from the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac UNIVA, a Masters in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research in Nueva York, and a Doctorate in Philosophy from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

In this program Dr. Menassé speaks with us about Levinas’ work and its relationship to Judaism.