Levinas’s ethical metaphysics is essentially a meditation on what
makes ethical agency possible – that which enables us to act in the
interest of another, to put the well-being of another before our
own. This line of questioning found its inception in and drew its
inspiration from the mass atrocities that occurred during the
Second World War. The Holocaust , like the Cambodian genocide, or
those in Rwanda and Srebrenica, exemplifies what have come... more...