In 1961, Emmanuel Levinas published his seminal work Totality and Infinity: An Essay on Exteriority1 in which he proposed his theory: ethics as First philosophy. Levinas proposes that an ethical relationship with an "infinitely other", a relationship that is based on a face-to-face encounter is what can save humanity from violence. In 1967, Jacques Derrida published an essay, "Violence and Metaphysics"2, in which he responded to Levinas and criticized him for committing "violence" towards Greek logos. According to Derrida, Levinas's philosophy is in contradiction with the premises of Greek philosophy and language. This paper examines both texts and further explores the question of violence.
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(2018).The divine and the problem of violence [Master’s thesis, the American University in Cairo]. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
Wali, Wafaa Esmat. The divine and the problem of violence. 2018. American University in Cairo, Master's thesis. AUC Knowledge Fountain.