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Emmanuel Levinas

1906 - 1995

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Emmanuel Levinas (; French: [ɛmanɥɛl levinas]; 12 January 1906 – 25 December 1995) was a French philosopher of Lithuanian Jewish ancestry who is known for his work within Jewish philosophy, existentialism, and phenomenology, focusing on the relationship of ethics to metaphysics and ontology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emmanuel Levinas has received more than 761,170 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Emmanuel Levinas is the 182nd most popular philosopher (down from 160th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Lithuania (down from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Lithuanian Philosopher.

Emmanuel Levinas is a philosopher who is most famous for his work on ethics and the other.

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Among philosophers, Emmanuel Levinas ranks 182 out of 1,081Before him are Karl Kautsky, Solomon ibn Gabirol, José Ortega y Gasset, Pierre Gassendi, Max Horkheimer, and Claude Adrien Helvétius. After him are Posidonius, Hippasus, Han Fei, Jakob Böhme, Muhammad Abduh, and Sextus Empiricus.

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Among people born in 1906, Emmanuel Levinas ranks 20Before him are Roberto Rossellini, Albert Hofmann, Victor Vasarely, Sergei Korolev, Maria Goeppert Mayer, and Faisal of Saudi Arabia. After him are Sayyid Qutb, Ernst Ruska, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Henri Charrière, and Hermann Fegelein. Among people deceased in 1995, Emmanuel Levinas ranks 6Before him are Yitzhak Rabin, Gilles Deleuze, Juan Manuel Fangio, Emil Cioran, and Harold Wilson. After him are Michael Ende, Eugene Wigner, Konrad Zuse, Gunnar Nordahl, Anatoly Dyatlov, and Mikhail Botvinnik.

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In Lithuania

Among people born in Lithuania, Emmanuel Levinas ranks 6 out of 287Before him are Władysław II Jagiełło (1362), Józef Piłsudski (1867), Vytautas (1352), Mindaugas (1203), and Gediminas (1275). After him are Czesław Miłosz (1911), Romain Gary (1914), Algirdas (1296), Emma Goldman (1869), Hermann Minkowski (1864), and César Cui (1835).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Lithuania

Among philosophers born in Lithuania, Emmanuel Levinas ranks 1After him are Ignaty Krachkovsky (1883) and Abram Deborin (1881).