Emmanuel Levinas was Professor of Philosophy at the Sorbonne and Director of the Ecole Normale Israelite Oriental. Stanford has published four other of his books: God, Death, and Time (2000), Of God Who Comes to Mind (1998), Proper Names (1997), and Outside the Subject (1994).
"On Escape is an extremely important early text by someone considered by many to be the most important ethical thinker of the twentieth century. It contains the first full treatment of many of the themes Levinas would pursue over the next sixty years. Rolland's contributions are not simply helpful supplements to the essay but a quasi-necessity for understanding its place and significance for both Levinas's work in particular and twentieth century thought in general." - Michael Naas,DePaul University