I seem to be led between these two philosophers.Levinas was an admirer and student of Heidegger until the Nazi era.Though Levinas’ wi fe and daughter survived WW2 hidden in a Monastery,the rest of his family who were Jews in Lithuania perished. in the Nazi Camps.This made him rethink his philosophy and led him into putting Ethics in primary place.And the primacy of our awareness of /responsibility the other as our first concern.Indeed that is what makes us human subjects
Perhaps only a Jewish person has the right to talk about Ethics after the Holocaust.
I put two links below.
- I looked up Levinas’s life (complexnumberblog.wordpress.com)
- Heidegger’s ‘mineness’ in comparison with Buddhism (thrownintotheworld.wordpress.com)
- Push the envelope. Watch it bend. (thefairestharmony.wordpress.com)
- Conduct Unbecoming a Philosopher (geopolicraticus.wordpress.com)
- “What is called thinking” by Heidegger (complexnumberblog.wordpress.com)
- Levinas’ Ethics (complexnumberblog.wordpress.com)
- Adorno on Heidegger (leiterreports.typepad.com)