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Abbahu, 144

accusative case, 135n11, 167–68

acoustics: art and, 131–32; il y a and, 116–17, 130–31; “listening eye” concept and, 119, 129–30; in Otherwise than Being, 116, 122–23; resonance and, 120, 125, 127–33, 136n23; silence and, 116–21, 127–33, 136n23; subjectivity and, 120; in “Transcendence of Words,” 120–21. See also hearing; sound

Acts of Religion (Derrida), 43, 48, 53, 57, 58, 61, 62, 69

Adieu to Emmanuel Levinas (Derrida), 47, 57, 58, 62, 71n1

aesthetics: ambiguousness of Levinas on, 2–4; ethics and, 33n8; phenomenology and, 29–30; in “Transcendence of Words,” 17. See also art

agnosticism, 189

alterity: absolute, 67, 68, 92, 94, 95–96, 110n11, 111n17; art and, 17, 18, 22, 24, 27, 33n8, 36n23, 40n42; categories and, 103–04; discourse and, 18, 24, 27, 85; ego and, 54, 100; ethics and, 33n8, 36n23; in Existence and Existents, 40n42; face and, 110n11; freedom and, 17; good and, 68; illeity and, 55, 64, 66; il y a and, 55, 64; intellectual role of, 82; interruption and, 63; in Lacoue-Labarthe, 76n50; “listening eye” and, 129; nonhuman, 111n18; Other and, 166; peace and, 206; responsibility and, 59, 69; self and, 102–03; substitution and, 54, 74n33; theory and, 99; totality and, 22; in Totality and Infinity, 99; vision and, 18. See also Other

ambiguity: art and, 2–4, 6–7, 12; transcendence and, 64–65, 66–67, 76n46

“And God Created Woman” (Levinas), 137–54

animals, 111n18

apocalypse, 172

Aristotle, 96, 112n25, 194 [End Page 251]

art: alterity and, 17, 18, 22, 24, 27, 33n8, 36n23, 40n42; criticism and, 12–21, 24–25, 37n26, 41n47; discourse and, 18, 21–22; ethics and, 6–7, 11, 12, 36n23; in Existence and Existents, 3, 4, 5, 12; expression and, 26–27; irresponsibility and, 12–13; knowing and, 21–22; light and, 118; literature and, 6–8; manifestation and, 19; meaning and, 10–11; ontology and, 18–19, 31n4, 32n7; Other and, 16, 39n35, 39n38; in Otherwise than Being, 10, 32n7, 35n22; phenomenology and, 5–6; plasticity and, 3, 8, 9, 11, 22, 23, 26, 32n7, 36n23, 37n29, 39n35; poetry and, 9; reality and, 5, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 26, 30, 31n4, 40n42, 67, 118; in “Reality and Its Shadow,” 2–3, 5, 11–12, 13, 15–16, 30n1, 118–19; referential connections to, 3–4; in Sartre, 8, 34n17; silence and, 131–32; totality and, 22–23; transcendence and, 31n4, 39n35; in “Transcendence of Words,” 18; vision and, 19–20. See also aesthetics

“Assimilation Today” (Levinas), 202

Augustine, 203–04

Azoulay, Ariella, 247n10

Basic Philosophical Writings (Levinas), 48, 76n48, 204, 205–07

bearing witness. See witness

Beast and the Sovereign, The (Derrida), 45–46

Bell, Aaron, 111n18

Bergo, Bettina, 111n17

Bernasconi, Robert, 79, 80, 108n9

betrayal, 64

Blanchot, Maurice, 6–7, 8, 9, 13, 33n14, 34n15, 76n47; Space of Literature, The, 33n12; Step Not Beyond, The, 70; Writing of the Disaster, The, 73n37

breathing, 126–27

Bruns, Gerald L., 116

Buber, Martin, 165, 166, 247n19

Cain, 243, 244

camera, 223–24

Captive, The (Proust), 3, 41n46

Caro, Jason, 217n15

Casanova, José, 214

categorical imperative, 175

categorical intuition, 85

categories, alterity and, 103–04

Caygill, Howard, 191

Celan, Paul, 7, 8, 9, 10, 35n20

church and state, separation of, 188, 197 [End Page 252]

circularity, of Totality and Infinity, 83, 105–06

Cohen, Richard, 38n33, 41n45, 183

command, 123–24

communitarians, viii, 170

computer screens, 222–23

conditionality, 98–99, 156–57

Connolly, William, 189, 208–15, 218n25, 218n26, 218n32, 219n39

constitution, 89, 96–99

constructivism, 87

“content overflowing concepts,” 90–91

creation, 89, 113n30, 144

Critchley, Simon, 76n43, 216n14, 217n15

criticism, 12–21, 24–25, 30, 33n9, 37n26, 41n47

Crowell, Stephen, 81–82, 107n6, 110n11

de Boer, Theodore, 80, 81, 82, 108n9, 112n26

deception, 144–45, 147–48

deconceptualization, 120

deformalization, 96–98, 100

democracy. See liberalism

Derrida, Jacques, vii, xiv–n5, 112n26; Freud and, 71n7; justice in, 43–44; responsibility in, 69, 75n38, 77n52; sound in, 115; substitution in, 61; Totality and Infinity method in, 107n6; trauma in, 45–46

Derrida, Jacques, works by. See specific titles

Descartes, René, 73n18, 163, 164

diachrony, 68, 73n18, 124, 126–27, 128, 131...


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