Sunday, 1 January 2006

Lévinas: The Face of the Other. Inner Circle Seminar 97 (22 January 2006)

Emmanuel Lévinas

Emmanuel Lévinas

The Face of the Other

Anthony Stadlen
Inner Circle Seminar No. 97
Sunday 22 January 2006
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For Emmanuel Lévinas, the face of the other is what is most urgent, most primordial. The face means: ‘you shall love your neighbour’; ‘you shall love the stranger’; ‘you shall not murder’. Before all else come ethics and responsibility to the other. Lévinas’s thinking challenges not only Freud’s and Jung’s psychological approaches to human relationships, but also Heidegger’s understanding of ‘being-with’ and Sartre’s description of relations with the other. Lévinas is especially critical of Buber’s account of ‘I–Thou’ relationships. This seminar celebrates the 100th anniversary of Lévinas’s birth (on 30 December 1905) and the 10th anniversary of his death (on 25 December 1995). We ask what Lévinas’s thinking implies for the everyday practice of psychotherapy. Your contribution is welcome.

Venue: Room F, Acland Building, Regent’s College, Inner Circle, London NW1

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