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Levinas, Emmanuel

Born: 1905 AD
Died: 1995 AD
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1906 – Born on the 122th of January in Kaunas, Lithuania.

1924 – Levinas began his philosophical studies at Strasbourg University, where he began his lifelong friendship with the French philosopher Maurice Blanchot.

1928 – He went to Freiburg University to study phenomenology under Edmund Husserl.

1930 – Levinas became a naturalized French citizen.

1940 – His military unit was quickly surrounded and forced to surrender. Levinas spent the rest of World War II as a prisoner of war in a camp near Hannover in Germany.

1947 – His book De l’Existence à l’Existent.

1950 – Levinas emerged from the circle of intellectuals surrounding Jean Wahl as a leading French thinker.

1961 – He began teaching at the University of Poitiers.

         – Wrote "Totality and Infinity".

1967 – The Nanterre campus of the University of Paris.

1973 – The Sorbonne.

1995 – Died on the 25th of December in Paris.


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