Emmanuel Levinas: The Book and the Other

Taking the philosopher Emmanuel Levinas’s intellectual attachment to the Book (the Bible) as its starting point, this article explores his writings in relation to books and reading, taking the relationship between the individual and the book as a modality of his relationship with the Other. It studies the way Levinas goes beyond the opposition between religion and rationality and the understanding of Scripture and its appropriation by the reader, and questions the sacrality of the Book.