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The Ground of Comparison: Sartre and Levinas

(Original title: Rovina porovnania. Sartre a Levinas)
Filozofia, 2005, vol. 60, No 5, pp. 334-341.
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Abstract

The paper tries to find a ground, on which Sartre’s and Levinas’ philosophies could be meaningfully compared. The author sees it in the span between the I and the Other. In contrast to Levinas’ philosophy, where the Other is predominant, in Sartre’ philosophy the priority is with the I . The author looks for how to shift the contrary pole in each of these philosophies: how to stress the roles of the Other in Sartre and the I in Levinas. Thus he thinks to have reached a considerably balanced relationships between the I and the Other in both authors.

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