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16 Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, Al I/B25 (p. 59). 17 "Ethics of the Infinite" interview, in R. , Dialogues with Contemporary Continental Thinkers (Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1984), pp. 47-69 (p. 69). 18 J. Dcrrida, "Violente and Metaphysics: An Essay on the Thought of Emmanuel Lcvinas," Writing and Difference, trans. A. Bass (London, Routledge & Kegan Paul), 1978, pp. 79--153. Cf. especially pp. 134ff. 19 According to Levinas, the engagement with the openness of being constitutes a reduction of particularity and difference, delivering the other over to regimes of identity thinking and praxis: "I-Ieideggerian ontology, which subordinates the relationship with the Other to the relation with Being in general, rernains under obedience to the anonymous, and leads inevitably to another power, to imperialist domination, to tyranny" (T146-47/Ti17).

Henceforth Dv. 12 E. Levinas, "Ideology and Idealism," trans. S. Ames and A. Lesley, in The Levinas Reader, ed. S. Hand (Oxford, Basil Blackwcll, 1989), pp. 235-48 (p. 237). 13 E. Levinas, "Humanism and An-archy," Collected Philosophical Papers, trans. A. Lingis (The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff, 1987), pp. 127-39 (p. 129). "Humanisme el anarchic," Humanisme de l'atare homme (Montpellier, Fata Morgana, 1972), pp. 67-82 (p. 69). Henceforth CP and Ha respectively. 14 Cf. E. Lcvinas, Time and the Other, trans.

J. Hollingdale (New York, Random House, 1989), III, 24 (p. 153). My emphasis. 6 Nietzsche. The Will To Power, 493 (p. 272). 7 1. Reason, trans. N. Kemp Smith (London, Macmillan, 1929), Prussian Academy pagination Bxxi note (p. 24 note). See also Bxvi (p. 22). 8 The present work was already in progress at the time of Levinas's death on December 25, 1995. 9 E. Levinas, ""Transcendente and Height," in Emmanuel Levinas: Basic Philosophieal Writings, ed. R. Bernasconi, S. Critchley and A. Pcperzak (Bloomington, 25 LEVINAS, PHENOMENOLOGY AND HIS CRITICS Indiana University Press, 1996), pp.

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