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Emmanuel Levinas

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Birthday
12, 1906
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
Dec 25, 1995 (89)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
12, 1906
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
Dec 25, 1995 (89)

About

French philosopher most remembered for his work on subjects like Jewish philosophy and existentialism.

Before Fame

He enrolled at Strasbourg University in 1924 where he began his philosophical studies.

Trivia

He spent the majority of World War II as a prisoner of war, detained against his will in a camp close to Hannover.

Family Life

His son Michaël Levinas was a famous composer.

Associated With

He studied at Strasbourg University where philosopher Michel Villey once taught.