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In order to consider the possibility of assuming them as the epistemic foundations of Social Sciences, this paper presents some of the essential theses of the French-Lithuanian philosopher, Emmanuel Levinas. In particular, the theses that support his philosophy of alterity are discussed. The paper is organized in five sections: First, Levinas is brought into the reflection framework about Social Sciences. Second, third and fourth sections go into the "Levinasian" proposal, under the categories of Totality, Face and Language, respectively. Finally, some epistemic views are presented to suggest further developments rather than final explanations
Keywords : Social Sciences; totality; face; language; epistemology.