Reading Levinas: A New Seminar Series

On November 22, the Paris Center held the first session of a new seminar series, “Lire…Levinas,” developed in partnership with Les Rencontres Philosophiques de Monaco.

Joelle Theubet
November 26, 2019

Over the course of seven sessions, seminar participants will read the texts of Emmanuel Levinas, one of the great French philosophers of the 20th century, whose works have informed and shaped the Western socio-political imagination.  Each session will be presented by philosophers who will lead the group in questioning Levinas’s ethics concerning: the relationship between law and love; hospitality and hostility; benevolence and violence; identity and difference; singularity and universality; religion and philosophy; ethics and politics.

Founded by Charlotte Casiraghi, Joseph Cohen, Robert Maggiori, and Raphael Zagury-Orly, Les Rencontres Philosophiques de Monaco aims to make philosophy accessible to a wide-ranging public through conferences and ateliers led by eminent scholars, writers, and journalists.

The “Lire…Levinas” seminar series marks the beginning of an on-going partnership between the Rencontres and the Paris Center whose own “Critical Dialogues” series brings philosophy and critical theory to the forefront of its programming as tools to frame and understand the power dynamics involved in challenges facing our world today.

The seminar series will run through April 17th. Admission is free, but reservation is suggested.


Learn more about upcoming sessions