Objects in-the-World: Time and Exteriority in Husserl and Levinas

“To affirm the priority of Being over existents is already to decide the essence of philosophy.”

Levinas, Totality and Infinity

“Does not Being in general become the Being of “a being” by an inversion, by that event which is the present (and which shall be the principle theme of this book)?”

Levinas, Existence and Existents


It is common enough to say that we encounter objects in the world. But what occurs…