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«Se i profeti irrompessero per le porte della notte». Una rilettura filosofica contemporanea del profetismo

Orietta Ombrosi


«If the prophets broke in through doors of night»: it is with this verse by the poet Nelly Sachs that I would like to introduce a philosophical reflection on prophetism that takes as its starting point certain leading figures of the Ecole Juive de Paris such as André Neher and Emmanuel Levinas.

Biblical prophetism, on the one hand, revisited through a contemporary lens according to the perspective of Neher’s book Prophètes et prophéties. L’essence du prophétisme, will be reinterpreted in parallel and almost in chiasm with the perspective of an ethical prophetism, and even a prophetism “beyond ethics” as formulated by Levinas in the final parts of Otherwise than Being, or Beyond Essence.


ethical prophetism; prophetism; poetry; wisdom; witness;

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