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Levinas, Emmanuel

Born: 1905 AD
Died: 1995 AD, at 90 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Philosopher


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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