Images of Rwanda

“the encounter with the other consists in the fact that despite the extent of my domination and his slavery, I do not possess him.” -Levinas

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“That the relation with a being is the invocation of a face and already speech, … can indeed appear somewhat surprising when one is accustomed to the conception of a being that is by itself insignificant, a profile against a luminous horizon and only acquiring signification in virtue of its presence within this horizon. The face signifies otherwise. In it, the infinite resistance of a being to our power affirms itself precisely against the murderous will that it defies; because, completely naked, the face signifies itself.” — Levinas

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~ by cjc128 on April 3, 2009.

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