Losing Face

[Review article of the book Totality and infinity: An essay on exteriority by E. Lévinas]

  • Maria O'Connor

Abstract

The welcoming of the face and the work of justice — which conditions the birth of truth itself — are not interpretable in terms of disclosure. The relation between the same and the other is not always reducible to knowledge of the other by the same, nor even to the revelations of the other to the same, which is already fundamentally different from disclosure. (Lévinas, 1961/1969, p. 28)

Published
2012-12-17
How to Cite
O’Connor, M. (2012). Losing Face: [Review article of the book Totality and infinity: An essay on exteriority by E. Lévinas]. Ata: Journal of Psychotherapy Aotearoa New Zealand, 16(2), 249-254. https://doi.org/10.9791/ajpanz.2012.24