7 feb. 2007

There is actually a connection between Gamoneda and Levinas, visible in certain key words. I'll give the Spanish, the French, and the English in brackets too.

rostro / visage [face]

amor / amour [love, charity]

dulzura / douceur [sweetness]

verdad / vérité [truth]

misericordia, piedad / misérícorde [pity, compassion, forgiveness]

justicia / justice [justice]

... and probably a few more...

I don't know much about Levinas (yet), but I was reading him and thinking I should convert to Judaism. Then, my next thought, was that it would have to be a totally secular Judaism, an affiliation with an intellectual tradition. Sign me up.