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CONTENTS Acknowledgments ix Abbreviations xi Introduction 1 Part One: Concepts 1 Totality/Infinity 19 2 Same/Other 37 3 Saying/Said 43 4 Being/Beyond Being 56 5 Person/Thing 63 6 Ontology/Metaphysics 66 7 Sacred/Holy 72 Part Two: Themes 8 Judaism 79 9 Hypostasis, Grammar, and Thematization 85 10 Proximity and Temporality 91 11 The Holocaust 109 12 Levinas’s Early Work on Husserl 122 13 Levinas’s Critique of Heidegger 127 14 Derrida’s Reading of Levinas 140 Part Three: Commentary 15 “De l’évasion” (1935) 181 16 Existence & Existents (1947) 186 17 Totality and Infinity: Preface (1961) 210 SMITH_F1_i-xv 3/2/05 7:19 PM Page vii 18 Difficult Freedom (1963, 1976) 216 19 “Language and Proximity” (1967) 224 20 “And God Created Woman”: A Talmudic Reading (1972) 234 Conclusion 240 Notes 243 Index 265 viii Contents SMITH_F1_i-xv 3/2/05 7:19 PM Page viii ...


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