Preface Forward Part I. A Rupture of Immanence: 1. Ideology and idealism 2. From consciousness to wakefulness: starting from Husserl 3. On death in the thought of Ernst Bloch 4. From the carefree deficiency to the new meaning: Part II. The Idea of God: 5. God and philosophy 6. Questions and answers 7. Hermeneutics and beyond 8. The thinking of being and the question of the other 9. Transcendence and evil Part III. The Meaning of Being: 10. Dialogue: Self-consciousness and proximity of the neighbor 11. Notes on meaning 12. The bad conscience and the inexorable 13. Manner of speaking Notes.
"This relatively small volume of essays offers an ideal introduction to the gist of his profound and stimulating thought and illustrates how Levinas deals with life and death issues." - The European Legacy