Levinas, Subjectivity, Education: Towards an Ethics of Radical Responsibility

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 12, 2012 - Philosophy - 232 pages
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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Contents

THE ECONOMY OF EXCHANGE AND THE MARKETIZATION AND CUSTOMERIZATIONOF EDUCATION
THE RULE OF THE MARKET UNDER ATTACK
IS EDUCATION POSSIBLE IN SCHOOLS?
Part III
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THE PHENOMENOLOGICAL APPROACH
THE CRITICAL REALIST MODEL
PRIVILEGING JUDGEMENTAL RATIONALITY

ELECTION TO SUBJECTIVITY A TEACHING
SOME POSSIBLE OBJECTIONS
THE POSSIBILITY OF ETHICAL SUBJECTIVITY
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SUBJECTIVITY AS SENSIBILITY
ETHICS OF DIFFERENCE OR AN ETHICS OF TRUTHS?
IMPOSSIBLY DEMANDING?
AN IMPOSSIBLY DEMANDING EDUCATION
Part II
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QUESTIONING AUTONOMY
LEVINAS AND THE KANTIAN TRADITION
EDUCATING FOR HETERONOMY?
THE IDEAL OF AUTONOMY RESTATED
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WEAVING NEW FABRIC OUT OF A RIPPED YARN
A RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OTHERWISE?
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LOVE OF THE NEIGHBOUR IN CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM
THE NEIGHBOUR
JUSTICE SOCIETY THE THIRD AND FRATERNITY
DIALOGUE BETWEEN NEIGHBOURS AND STRANGERS
EDUCATION AND THE MEANING OF COMMUNITY
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EDUCATION DISAPPOINTMENT HOPE
ANARCHISM LEVINAS AND ETHICAL PROTEST
TOWARDS A PRESENT HOPE
Coda
Bibliography
Index
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About the author (2012)

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.

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