“In contradiction to self” is marked in life as living itself.

Emmanuel Lévinas



Life is something that people take and opens up, but it is also something that falls on people and that people inevitably suffer. Pain, illness, aging, and death. The 20th-century French philosopher says that while life deeply embeds such moments that limit life, it has exposed itself to wounds in the form of “enduring” them. From "Autrement qu'être ou Au-delà de l'essence." I translated it.


"October 24  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"