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(1987) Collected philosophical papers, Dordrecht, Springer.

Meaning and sense

Emmanuel Levinas

pp. 75-107

The reality given to receptivity and the meaning it can take on seem distinguishable. For it seems as though experience first gave contents — forms, solidity, roughness, color, sound, savor, odor, heat, heaviness, etc. — and then all these contents were animated with meta-phors, receiving an overloading through which they are borne beyond the given.1

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DOI: 10.1007/978-94-009-4364-3_6

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Levinas, E. (1987). Meaning and sense, in Collected philosophical papers, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 75-107.

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