EMMANUEL LEVINAS AND THE INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE
“To approach the
Other in conversation is to welcome his expression, in which at each
instant he overflows the idea a thought would carry away from
it. It is therefore to receive from the Other beyond the capacity of the I,
which means exactly: to have the idea of infinity.” Emmanuel
Levinas, Totality and Infinity
The North American Levinas Society is excited to announce that our eighth annual meeting and conference will take place July 28-July 31, 2013 at Duquesne University on the theme, “Emmanuel Levinas and Interreligious Dialogue.” As “culture wars” and regional conflicts around the world continue to enlist various religious traditions and worldviews, it seems timely to open robust, deliberative meditations on how Emmanuel Levinas’ “ethics as first philosophy” might help shape edifying interreligious dialogue for building peace and justice.