Emmanuel Levinas, "Transcendence and Height," Basic Philosophical Writings (Bloomington: Indiana University Press), p. 17.
The epiphany of the Absolutely Other is a face by which the Other Challenges and commends me through his nakedness, through his destitution. He challenges me from his humility and from his height…The absolutely Other is the human Other. And the putting into question of the Same by the Other is a summons to respond…Hence, to be I signifies not being able to escape this responsibility.

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. According to Levinas, who the the Other?

2. How does the Other challenge us to examine our own existence and responsibilities?

3. Who do you consider to the the Other? How does this Other challenge you?

Time Period: Contemporary (The Yom Kippur War until the present-day)