O rosto do outro como lugar ético
: estudo baseado no pensamento de Emmanuel Levinas

  • Joaquim António Júnior (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


In this thesis, we intend to look into the relationship of the face of the other, in the philosophical ethics of Emmanuel Levinas and in the theological anthropology of the Pastoral Constitution Gaudium et Spes, which will lead us to the visions of the present times that provide an existential sense of human being and its relationships. Starting from the philosophical ethics of Levinas and the theological nthropology of Gaudium et Spes, it is understood that the two views have an approximation with regard to human relations. Within Levinas' ethics, it is conceived that the face creates a relationship with the other, this relationship is characterized as an opening to the Infinite. In other words, it is through the way out of himself that man welcomes the other without violating his rights and dignity. Levinas, as well as Gaudium et Spes, speak of a responsible being, who comes to meet me with his supplication. And when we speak of human dignity in the theological context, it is understood that it resides in the excellence of being created in the image and likeness of God, with intelligence and free will. Finally, in current perspectives, that is, the challenge facing the face today, it is clear that we are invited to rethink, recreate and relearn our relationships with each other. This is very evident in the parable of the Good Samaritan, who came across the fragile being and took care of him, without fear of laws or historical barriers, but through the use of mercy and deep love, that love that invites risking.
Date of Award26 Nov 2021
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorJerónimo Trigo (Supervisor)


  • Levines
  • Totality
  • Infinite
  • Ethic
  • Otherness
  • Relationship with each other


  • Mestrado Integrado em Teologia

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