Aesthetics as first philosophy: Levinas and the non-human
Emmanuel Levinas is usually seen as an ethical and religious philosopher. This reading is understandable to the point of seeming obvious, and certainly matches the philosopher's own self-interpretation. But on closer scrutiny, the narrowly ethical reception of his thought seems to be one-sided. For Levinas pushes beyond the oppressive totality of beings not just through ethics, but in three distinct ways.
Harman, Graham. "Aesthetics as first philosophy: Levinas and the non-human." Naked punch (2012).