Levinas, Subjectivity, Education: Towards an Ethics of Radical Responsibility (Journal of Philosophy of Education)

Levinas, Subjectivity, Education: Towards an Ethics of Radical Responsibility (Journal of Philosophy of Education)

By: Anna Strhan (author)Paperback

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Levinas, Subjectivity, Education explores how the philosophical writings of Emmanuel Levinas lead us to reassess education and reveals the possibilities of a radical new understanding of ethical and political responsibility. * Presents an original theoretical interpretation of Emmanuel Levinas that outlines the political significance of his work for contemporary debates on education * Offers a clear analysis of Levinas s central philosophical concepts, including the place of religion in his work, demonstrating their relevance for educational theorists * Examines Alain Badiou s critique of Levinas s work * Considers the practical implications of Levinas theories for concrete educational practices and frameworks

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Anna Strhan is Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Kent, where she is researching the formation of religious subjectivities in contemporary British society. With a background in philosophy of education, cultural sociology, and religious studies, Strhan s work explores relationships between knowledge, meaning, embodiment and ethics in modern societies.


Preface vi Acknowledgements viii List of Abbreviations x Introduction 1 PART I Levinas's Teaching 17 1 Teaching, Subjectivity and Language in Totality and Infinity 19 2 The Infinite Responsibility of the Ethical Subject in Otherwise than Being 44 PART II Towards an Education Otherwise 71 3 Heteronomy, Autonomy and the Aims of Education 73 4 Grace, Truth and Economies of Education 95 PART III 'Concrete Problems with Spiritual Repercussions' 119 5 Towards a Religious Education Otherwise 121 6 Dialogue, Proximity and the Possibility of Community 141 7 Political Disappointment, Hope and the Anarchic Ethical Subject 175 Coda 199 Bibliography 204 Index 212

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  • publication date: 27/07/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781118312391
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 230
  • ID: 9781118312391
  • weight: 312
  • ISBN10: 1118312392

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