being at home as exiling

My being-in-the-world or my ‘place in the sun’,
my being at home, have these not also been the
usurpation of spaces belonging to the other man
whom I have already oppressed or starved, or
driven out into a third world; are they not acts of
repulsing, excluding, exiling, stripping, killing?
(Levinas, “Ethics as First Philosophy,” 1989:82)

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