- The Other is not knowable and cannot be made into an object
- One's experience of another individual is not founded on that Other (on the self of the other individual)
- "The Other is otherwise than being"
- Ethical version of phenomenology
- Ethics precedes ontology
- Preeminence of the Other (the "you")
- Ethics is not a matter of self-convenience
- God as the ultimate manifestation of the Other
- "The essence of discourse is ethical"