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Alphonso Lingis is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University, and author of many books, including, most recently, Violence and Splendor (Northwestern University Press, 2011); The First Person Singular (Northwestern University Press, 2007); Body Modifications: Evolutions and Atavisms in Culture (Routledge, 2005); Trust (University of Minnesota Press, 2004); Dangerous Emotions (University of California Press, 2000); and The Imperative (Indiana University Press, 1998). He is also the translator of many of Levinas’ works, including Existence and Existents (Duquesne University Press, 2001); Collected Philosophical Papers of Emmanuel Levinas (Duquesne University Press, 1998); Otherwise than Being or Beyond Essence (Duquesne University Press, 1998); and Totality and Infinity (Duquesne University Press, 1969).
Alphonso Lingis, “Philosophy’s Task,” Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 38:1 (2017), pp. 25-52.