The interview which follows took place at Levinas’s home in the summer of 1986, when Alison Ainley, Peter Hughes and Tamra Wright, graduate students at the University of Warwick, went to Paris to discuss with Levinas several questions which had arisen at weekly seminars on Totality and Infinity during the course of the preceding academic year. The questions were sent to Levinas before the interview, with the result that his responses frequently refer to more than one question at a time.