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Levinas, Emmanuel (1905-), French existentialist philosopher. Levinas was born in Lithuania, studied in Strasbourg and then Freiburg, where he was taught by both Husserl and Heidegger in 1928. After the war, Levinas was Professor of Philosophy at the Sorbonne until his retirement. Levinas, an important link between German and French existentialism wrote The Theory of Intuition in Husserl’s Phenomenology (1930), Existence and Existents (1947), En Decouvrant l’existence avec Husserl et Heidegger (1949), Totality and Infinity (1969), Difficile Liberte (1963), Quatres Lectures Talmudiques (1968), Other than Being, or, Beyond Essence (1981), Du Sacre an Saint (1977), De Dieu qui Vient a l’idéel (1982) and Outside the Subject (1993).