Online Bibliographies Levinas: A Short Bibliography
For a more complete bibliography of the writings of and about Levinas go to:

Levinas Bibliography in English, compiled and maintained by Peter Atterton with the help of Robert Bernasconi and Anthony F. Beavers.

E. Levinas (1906-1995). An Online Supplementary Primary and Secondary Bibliography (1990-2005), University of Humanistics, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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A Selection of Primary Works

'As If Consenting to Horror', translated by Paula Wissing, Critical Inquiry, no. 15, Winter 1989, Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, pp. 485-488.

"Beyond Intentionality," translated by Kathleen McLaughin, in A. Montefiore (ed) Philosophy in France Today, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1983, pp. 100-115.

Collected Philosophical Papers, translated by A. Lingis, The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff, 1987.

'The Contemporary Criticism of the Idea of Value and the Prospects for Humanism', in Value and Values in Evolution, edited by Edward A. Maziarz, New York, Gordon and Breach, 1979, pp. 179-187.

Emmanuel Levinas: Basic Philosophical Writings, edited by A. Peperzak, S. Critchley and R. Bernasconi, Bloomington, Indiana, Indiana University Press, 1996.

Ethics and Infinity, Conversations with Philippe Nemo, translated by R. Cohen, Pittsburgh, Duquesne University Press, 1985.

'Ethics of the Infinite', in Dialogues with Contemporary Continental Thinkers, by R. Kearney, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1984, pp. 47-69. Reprinted in Face to Face with Levinas, edited by R. Cohen, Albany, SUNY Press, 1986, pp. 13-33.

Existence and Existents, translated by A. Lingis, The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff, 1978.

'Ideology and Idealism', Modern Jewish Ethics, edited by Marvin Fox, Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State University, 1975, pp. 121-138.

'Intersubjectivity: Notes on Merleau-Ponty', translated by Michael B. Smith in Ontology and Alterity in Merleau-Ponty, edited by Galen A. Johnson and Michael B. Smith, Evanston, Northwestern University Press, 1990, pp. 55-60.

"La filosofia di Karol Wojtyla," Vita e Pensiero 4, 1980, pp. 30-3.

The Levinas Reader, edited by Sean Hand, Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1989.

'Martin Buber and the Theory of Knowledge', in The Philosophy of Martin Buber, edited by Paul Schilpp and Maurice Friedman, La Salle, Illinois, Open Court, 1967, pp. 133-150.

'Martin Buber, Gabriel Marcel and Philosophy', translated by Esther Kameron, in Martin Buber. A Centenary Volume, edited by Haim Gordon and Jochanan Bloch, New York, Ktav Publishing House for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Ben Gurion University of the Negev, 1984, pp. 305-321.

Nine Talmudic Readings, translated by Annette Aronowicz, Bloomington, Ind., Indiana University Press, 1990.

"Note sul pensiero filosofico del Cardinale Wojtyla," Angelicum 1980, pp. 401-3.

'On the Trail of the Other', translated by Daniel J. Hoy, Philosophy Today, vol. 10, no. 1, 1966, pp. 34-46.

Otherwise than Being or Beyond Essence, translated by A. Lingis, The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff, 1981.

Outside the Subject, translated by Michael B. Smith, Stanford, Stanford University Press, 1993.

'The Paradox of Morality: an Interview with Emmanuel Levinas', conducted by Tamra Wright, Peter Hughes and Alison Ainley, The Provocation of Levinas: Rethinking the Other, edited by R. Bernasconi and D. Wood, London and New York, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1988,-pp. 168-180.

Time and the Other, translated by Richard Cohen, Pittsburgh, Duquesne University Press, 1987. (Also includes 'The Old and the New' and 'Diachrony and Representation').

Totality and Infinity, translated by A. Lingis, Pittsburgh, Duquesne University Press, 1969.

'The Trace of the Other', translated by A. Lingis, Deconstruction in Context, edited by Mark Taylor, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1986, pp. 345-359.

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A selection of Secondary Sources

Atterton, Peter, 'Levinas's Skeptical Critique of Metaphysics and Anti-humanism', Philosophy Today, vol. 41, no. 4, 1997, pp. 491-506.

Awerkamp, Don, Emmanuel Levinas: Ethics and Politics, New York, Revisionist Press, 1977.

Baum, Mylène, 'Visage versus Visages', Philosophy and Theology IV, no. 2, Winter 1989, pp. 187-205.

Bauman, Zygmunt, Postmodern Ethics, chs. 2, 3 and 4, Oxford, BIackwel1, 1993, pp. 47-52, 69-77, and 84-97.

Beavers, Anthony F., Levinas beyond the Horizons of Cartesianism, New York, Peter Lang, 1995.

Berezdivin, Ruben, '3 2 1 CONTACT: Textuality, the Other, Death', Re-Reading Levinas, ed. Robert Bernasconi and Simon Critchley, Indianapolis, Indiana University Press, 1991, pp. 190-200.

Bernasconi, Robert, 'Failure of Communication as a Surplus', The Provocation of Levinas: Rethinking the Other, ed. Robert Bernasconi and David Wood, London, Routledge, 1988, pp. 100-135.

Bernasconi. Robert, 'Fundamental Ontology, Metontology and the Ethics of Ethics', Irish Philosophical Journal, vol. 4, nos. 1 and 2, 1987, pp. 76-93.

Blanchot, Maurice, The Infinite Conversation, translated by Susan Hanson, Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 1993, esp. pp. 49-58.

Bloechl, Jeffrey, 'How Best to Keep a Secret? On Love and Respect in Levinas' "Phenomenology of Eros," Man and World, vol. 29, no. 1, January 96, pp. 1-17.

Blum, Roland Paul, 'Emmanuel Levinas's Theory of Commitment', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, vol. 44, no. 2, 1983, pp. 145-168.

Boothroyd, David, 'Foucault's Alimentary Philosophy: Care of the Self and Responsibility for the Other', Man and World, vol 29, no. 4, Oct 1996, pp. 361-386.

Burggraeve, Roger, 'The Ethical Basis for a Humane Society according to Emmanuel Levinas', translated by C. Vanhove-Romanik, in Emmanuel Levinas, Leuven, The Centre for Metaphysics and Philosophy of God, 1981, pp. 5-57.

Burggraeve, Roger, From Self-Development to Solidarity. An Ethical Reading of Human Desire in its Socio-Political Relevance according to Emmanuel Levinas, translated by C. Vanhove-Romanik, Leuven, The Centre for Metaphysics and Philosophy of God, 1985.

Burke, John Patrick, 'The Ethical Significance of the Face', Proceedings of the American Catholic Philososophical Association, vol. 56, 1982, pp. 194-206.

Busch, Thomas, 'Ethics and Ontology: Levinas and Merleau-Ponty', Man and World, vol. 25, 1992, pp. 195-202.

Caputo, John D., 'Hyperbolic Names', in Against Ethics, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1993, pp. 79-85.

Chanter, Tina, 'Antigone's Dilemma', Re-Reading Levinas, ed. Robert Bernasconi and Simon Critchley, Indianapolis, Indiana University Press, 1991, pp. 130-146.

Chanter, Tina, Ethics of Eros, New York, Routledge, 1994, ch. 5, pp. 170-224.

Chanter, Tina, 'Feminism and the Other', The Provocation of Levinas: Rethinking the Other, ed. Robert Bernasconi and David Wood, London, Routledge, 1988, pp. 32-56.

Chapman, Helen, 'Levinas and the Concept of the Feminine', Warwick Journal of Philosophy, vol. 1, no. 1, Autumn 1988, pp. 65-83.

Ciaramelli, Fabio, 'Levinas's Ethical Discourse between Individuation and Universality', Re-Reading Levinas, ed. Robert Bernasconi and Simon Critchley, Indianapolis, Indiana University Press, 1991, pp. 83-105.

Clark, Mary T, 'Human Persons and the Foundation of Justice and Rights', Cogito 1, March 1983, pp. 117-126.

Cohen, Richard A., ed., Face to Face with Levinas, Albany, State University of New York Press, 1986. (Essays by Levinas, Blanchot, Smith, Reed, de Boer, Lyotard, de Greef, Bernasconi, Peperzak, Lingis, and Irigaray.)

Cohen, Richard A, 'The Family and Ethics: The Metaphysics of Eros in Emmanuel Levinas's Totality and Infinity', Contemporary Philosophy 15, 4, July 1993, pp. 1-7.

Cohen, Richard A., 'Non-In-Difference in the Thought of Emmanuel Levinas', Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 13, 1988, pp. 141-153.

Davis, Colin, Levinas: An Introduction, Notre Dame, Indiana, University of Notre Dame Press, 1996.

Davies, Paul, 'The Face and the Caress: Levinas's Ethical Alterations of Sensibility', Modernity and the Hegemony of Vision, edited by David Michael Levin, California, University of California Press, 1993, pp. 252-272.

De Boer, Theo, 'Judaism and Hellenism in the Philosophy of Levinas and Heidegger', Archivio di Filosofia, vol. 53, 1985, pp. 197-215.

De Greef, Jan, 'The Irreducible Alienation of the Self', The Self and the Other, edited by A-T. Tymieniecka, Analecta Husserliana, vol. 6, Dordrecht, D. Reidel, 1983, pp. 27-30.

Derrida, Jacques, 'Adieu,' translated by Pascale-Anne Brault and Michael Naas, Critical Inquiry, Sep. 1996; simultaneously published in Philosophy Today, vol. 40, no. 3, 1996, pp. 334-340

Derrida, Jacques, 'At this very moment this work here I am', Re-Reading Levinas, ed. Robert Bernasconi and Simon Critchley, Indianapolis, Indiana University Press, 1991, pp. 11-48.

Derrida, Jacques, 'Violence and Metaphysics' in Writing and Difference, translated by Alan Bass, Chicago, Chicago University Press and London, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1978, pp. 79-153.

Dhondt, Urbain, 'Ethics, History, Religion. The Limits of the Philosophy of Religion', Eros and Eris, edited by Paul van Tongeren, Paul Sars, Chris Bremmers and Koen Boey, Dordrecht, Kluwer, 1992, pp. 273-280.

Ehman, Robert R., 'Emmanuel Levinas: The Phenomenon of the Other', Man and World, vol. 8, no. 2, 1975, pp. 141-145.

Farley, Wendy, 'Emmanuel Levinas: Ethics as Domination or Desire', in Transitions in Continental Philosophy, eds. A. Dallery, S. Watson, and E. M. Bower, Albany, SUNY Press, 1994, pp. 273-281.

Farley, Wendy, Eros for the Other, University Park, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996, passim.

Farley, Wendy, 'Ethics and Reality. Dialogue Between Caputo and Levinas', Philosophy Today, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 210-220.

Furrow, Dwight, 'Levinas: Ethics without a Limit', Against Theory, New York, Routledge, 1995, pp. 139-160.

Garcia, Leorino, 'Infinite Responsibility for the Other: The Ethical Basis of a Humane Society According to Emmanuel Levinas', in Philippines after 1972: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, edited by Ramon C. Reyes, Budhi Papers VI, Quezon City, Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, 1985, pp. 148-165.

Gibbs, Robert, 'A Jewish Context for the Social Ethics of Marx and Levinas', Papers from the Academy for Jewish Philosophy Conference 1989, Philadelphia, Academy for Jewish Philosophy, 1989, pp. 89-114.

Gibbs, Robert, Correlations in Rosenzweig and Levinas, Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1992.

Gibbs, Robert, 'Substitution: Marcel and Levinas', Philosophy and Theology, IV, no. 2, 1984, pp. 171-186.

Hand, Seán, ed., Facing the Other. The Ethics of Emanuel Levinas, Richmond, Curzon, 1996.

Handelman, Susan, 'Facing the Other: Levinas, Perelman and Rosenzweig', Religion and Literature, vol. 22, 2-3, 1990, pp. 61-84.

Hendley, Steven, 'Autonomy and Alterity: Moral Obligation in Sartre and Levinas,' Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, vol. 27, no. 3, 1996, pp. 246-266.

Hendley, Steven, 'From Communicative Action to the Face of the Other: Habermas and Levinas on the Foundations of Moral Theory', Philosophy Today, vol. 40, no. 4, Winter 1996, pp. 504-530.

Jacques, Francis, 'Primum Relationis', Difference and Subjectivity, translated by Andrew Rothwell, New Haven, Yale University Press, 1991, pp. 115-161, esp. pp. 127-146.

Jay, Martin, 'Hostage Philosophy: Levinas's Ethical Thought', Tikkun, vol. 5, 6, pp. 85-87.

Jopling, David, 'Levinas on Desire, Dialogue and the Other', American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 65, 4, 1991, pp. 405-427.

Jowett, Donna, 'Origins, Occupations and the Proximity of the Neighbour', Who is this 'we'?, eds. Eleanor M. Godway and Geraldine Finn, Montreal, Black Rose Books, 1994, pp. 11-30.

Joy, Morny, 'Levinas: Alterity, the Feminine and Women - A Meditation', Studies in Religion, vol. 22, 4, 1994, pp. 463-485.

Keifert, Patrick, 'The Other: Hospitality to the Stranger, Levinas, and Multicultural Mission', Dialog, vol. 30, 1, 1991, pp. 36-43.

Kelbley, Charles A., 'An Introduction to Emmanuel Levinas', Thought, vol. 49, no. 192, 1974, pp. 81-86.

Lawton, Philip, 'Love and Justice: Levinas's Reading of Buber', Philosophy Today, vol. 20, no. 1, 1976, pp. 77-83.

Lingis, Alphonso, 'Face to Face', Deathbound Subjectivity, Bloomington, Indiana, Indiana University Press, 1989, ch. 6, pp. 135-55.

Lingis, Alphonso, 'Face to Face: A Phenomenological Meditation', International Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 19, no. 2, 1979, pp. 151-163.

Lingis, Alphonso, 'The Elemental Imperative', Research in Phenomenology, vol. 18, 1988, pp. 3-21.

Marquez, César A. Moreno, 'The Curvature of Intersubjective Space: Sociality and Responsibility in the Thought of Emmanuel Levinas', Analecta Husserliana, vol. XXII, 1987, pp. 343-352.

O'Connor, Noreen. 'Intentionality Analysis and the Problem of Self and Other', Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, vol. 13, no. 2, 1982, pp. 186-192.

O'Connor, Noreen, 'The Person is Political: Discursive Practice of the Face-to-Face', The Provocation of Levinas: Rethinking the Other, ed. Robert Bernasconi and David Wood, London, Routledge, 1988, pp. 57-69.

O'Connor, Noreen, 'Who Suffers?' Re-Reading Levinas, ed. Robert Bernasconi and Simon Critchley, Indianapolis, Indiana University Press, 1991, pp. 229-233.

Ogletree, Thomas W., 'Hospitality to the Stranger: The Role of the "Other" in Moral Experience', in Hospitality to the Stranger. Dimensions of Moral Understanding, Philadelphia, Fortress Press, 1985. pp. 35-63.

Peperzak, A., (ed.), Ethics as First Philosophy, New York, Rouledge, 1995.

Peperzak, Adriaan, 'The One for the Other: The Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas', Man and World, vol. 24, 1991, pp. 427-459.

Peperzak, Adriaan, 'The Other, Society, People of God', Man and World, vol. 29, 1996, pp. 109-118.

Peperzak, Adriaan, To the Other: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas, West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University Press, 1993.

Purcell, Michael, 'Divine and Human Service', Heythrop Journal, vol. 38, 2, 1997, pp. 144-164.

Purcell, Michael, 'Quasi-Formal Causality, or the Other-in-Me: Rahner and Levinas' Gregorianum, vol. 78, 1, 1997, pp. 79-93.

Rapaport, Herman, 'Face to Face with Ricoeur and Levinas', Meanings in Texts and Actions: Questioning, Paul Ricoeur, eds. David E. Klemm and William Schweiker, Charlottesville, University Press of Virginia, 1993, pp. 226-233.

Robbins, Jill, 'Visage, Figure: Reading Levinas's Totality and Infinity', Yale French Studies 79, 1991, pp. 135-149. Revised version in Critical Encounters: Reference and Responsibility in Deconstructive Writing, edited by Cathy Caruth and Deborah Esch, New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press, 1994, pp. 275-298.

Robbins, Jill, 'Alterity and the Judaic: Reading Levinas', in Prodigal Son/Elder Brother: Interpretation and Alterity in Augustine, Petrarch, Kafka, Levinas, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991, pp. 100-132.

Robbins, Jill, 'An Inscribed Responsibility: Levinas's Difficult Freedom', MLN, 106, 1991, pp. 1052-1062.

Robbins, Jill, 'Facing Figures: Levinas and the Claims of Figural Interpretation', in Transitions in Continental Philosophy, eds. A. Dallery, S. Watson, and E. M. Bower, Albany, SUNY Press, 1994, pp. 283-291.

Rose, Gillian, 'Angry Angels - Simone Weil and Emmanuel Levinas', Judaism and Modernity, Oxford, Blackwell, 1993, pp. 211-223.

Rosmann, Léonard, 'Joy Through Commitment to the Other in the Works of Emmanuel Levinas', Joyful Wisdom: A Post-Modern Ethics of Joy, edited by M. Zlomislic, Gerard Grand and David Goicvechea, 1991, St. Catherines, Ontario, Brock University. pp. 57-68.

Salemohamed, George, 'Levinas: From Ethics to Political Theology', Economy and Society, vol. 21, 2, 1992, pp. 192-206.

Simms, Karl (ed), Critical Studies: Ethics and the Subject (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1997).

Strasser, Stephan, 'The Unique Individual and his Other'. The Self and the Other, edited by A-T. Tymieniecka, Analecta Husserliana, vol. 6, Dordrecht, D. Reidel, 1983, pp. 9-26.

Strolz, Walter, 'The Humanism of the Other. On the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas', Studies in Interreligious Dialogue, vol. 2, no. 1, 1992, pp. 51-64.

Tallon, Andrew, 'Intentionality, Intersubjectivity, and the Between: Buber and Levinas on Affectivity and the Dialogical Principal', Thought, vol. 53, no. 210, 1978, pp. 292-309.

Tiemersma, Douwe, 'Ontology and Ethics in the Foundation of Medicine and the Relevance of Levinas's View', Theoretical Medicine, vol. 8, D. Reidel, 1987, pp. 127-133.

Trey, George, 'Communicative Ethics in the Face of Alterity: Habermas, Levinas and the Problem of Post-Conventional Universalism', Praxis International. vol. 11, no. 4, 1992, pp. 412-427.

Udoff, Alan, 'Introduction', The Knowledge of Man by Martin Buber, edited by Maurice Friedman, New Jersey, Humanities Press, 1988, new edition, pp.viii-xxii.

Van Beeck, Frans Jozef, Loving the Torah More than God?, Chicago, Loyola University Press. 1989.

Vasey, Craig R., 'Emmanuel Levinas: From Intentionality to Proximity', Philosophy Today, vol. 25, no. 3, 1981, pp. 178-195.

Vasey, Craig R., 'Faceless Women and Serious Others. Levinas, Misogyny, and Feminism', Ethics and Danger, edited by Arleen B. Dallery and Charles E. Scott with P. Holley Roberts, Albany, State University of New York Press, 1992, pp. 317-330.

Vasseleu, Cathryn, 'The Face Before the Mirror Stage', Hypatia, Fall 1991, pp. 140-155.

Vetlesen, Arne Johan, 'Relations with Others in Sartre and Levinas: Assessing some Implications for an Ethics of Proximity', Constellations 1, 3, 1995, pp. 358-382.

Ward, Graham, 'The Revelation of the Holy Other as the Wholly Other: Between Barth's Theology of the Word and Levinas's Philosophy of Saying', Modern Theology, vol. 9, 2, 1993, pp. 159-180.

Watson, Stephen, 'Reason and the Face of the Other', Journal of the American Academy of Religion, vol. 54, no. 1, 1986, pp. 33-57.

Watson, Stephen, 'Levinas, the ethics of deconstruction, and the remainder of the sublime', Man and World, vol. 21, 1988, pp. 35-64.

Watson, Stephen, 'The Face of the Hibakusha: Levinas and the Trace of Apocalypse', in Writing the Future, edited by David Wood, London, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1990, pp. 155-173.

Westphal, Merold, 'Levinas and the Immediacy of the Face', Faith and Philosophy: Journal of the Society of Christian Philosophers 10, 4, 1993, pp. 486-502.

Wirzba, Norman, 'To Feed the World: The Contribution of Emmanuel Levinas', The Christian Century, June 12, 1991, 108, 19, pp. 623-625.

Wyschogrod, Edith, 'The Moral Self: Emmanuel Levinas and Hermann Cohen', Daat. A Journal of Jewish Philosophy, vol. 4, 1980, pp. 35-58.

Wyschogrod, Edith, 'Doing Before Hearing: On the Primacy of Touch', in Textes pour Emmanuel Levinas, edited by Francois Laruelle, Paris, Jean-Michel Place, 1980, pp. 179-203.

Wyschogrod, Edith, 'From the Disaster to the Other: Tracing the Name of God in Levinas', Phenomenology and the Numinous, Pittsburgh: The Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Duquesne University, 1988, pp. 67-86.

Young, Iris Marion, 'Asymmetrical Reciprocity: On Moral Respect, Wonder, and Enlarged Thought', Constellations, vol. 3, 3, 1997, pp. 340-363.

Ziarek, Krzysztof, 'The Language of Praise: Levinas and Marion', Religion and Literature, vol. 22, 2-3, 1990, pp. 93-108.

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