The book entitled the ‘The Levinasian Subject: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas ’ is an attempt to encounter the concepts of Subject proposed by Emmanuel Levinas. The book has four distinct chapters with a general introduction and conclusion. The first chapter of this study presents the life and works of Levinas from the historical point of view, with mention of some of his major works and major influences. The second chapter discusses the Levinasian understanding of the Other as infinity. Infinity refers to the radical otherness, which is far from the Same. It is explored under two headings, i.e., the Same and the Other with a reference to the metaphysical tradition of the West, which tried to reduce the Other to the Same. The major part of the work is dealt with in the third chapter under the heading ‘The Levinasian Subject’. It treats the understanding of subject according to Levinas. The key concepts of Levinasian philosophy such as the Face, Responsibility, Substitution, and Relationship to the Other, etc. are discussed here. The relevance of the Levinasian subject in the present day world is explored in the fourth chapter. Considering the implications of the present day philosophies the chapter proceeds to propose the Levinasian Subject as the new subject that must be taken seriously. The dissertation concludes by pointing out the rich implication of the Levinasian philosophy especially from the point of view of the subject.
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