Quote from The Other by Ryszard Kapuscinski

February 11, 2011

“(Levina’s) philosophy (outlined in Le temps et l’autre – Time and the Other) is a framework that you have to fill in with your own experience and observations. Levinas never stops seeking ways to reach the Other, he wants to free us from the restraints of selfishness, from indifference, keep us from the temptation to be separate, to isolate ourselves and be withdrawn. He shows us a new dimension of the Self, namely that it is not just a solitary individual, but that the composition of that Self also includes the Other, and like this a new kind of person or being is created.”

 

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