Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Face of the Other

Let's start by seeing if anyone knows where the title of this blog comes from.

6 comments:

older singer said...

I KNOW!!! Emmanuel Levinas! Can I get my grade changed to an A?

Garry Wilmore said...

Haven't a clue. But I am going to link this site to my own blog anyway.

Bruce Young said...

Good to have you here, Garry. As "older singer" (aka Margaret) noted, "The Face of the Other" refers to Emmanuel Levinas, an important twentieth-century philosopher and a major interest of mine. But what does "the face of the Other" mean and what does it have to do with this guy named Levinas?

For an answer, see http://english.byu.edu/faculty/youngb/levinas/face.pdf or http://english.byu.edu/faculty/youngb/levinas/face.rtf. For a longer answer (i.e., an introduction to the thought of Levinas), see http://english.byu.edu/faculty/youngb/levinas/guide.htm.

Garry Wilmore said...

Good to be here, too. And you can expect me to be a frequent visitor -- unless, of course, I am forcibly evicted at some point. :-)

Bruce Young said...

Garry, I can pretty much guarantee you won't be evicted. Your presence is much appreciated. By the way, I've been learning a bit about how blogs work--that is, how they become interactive, with multiiple people involved--and apparently one of the conditions that help that happen is for the blogger to post relatively frequently (so there's something new when visitors drop in) but not too frequently (which might clutter the page). My problem is that I don't have time to post very often. But I figure the blog will remain reasonably interesting if I do something about once a week and then, between posts, get occasional visitors and comments to which I can respond.

R. Gary said...

Bruce,

I've responded to your comments (here and here) on my own blog (click here).