Learning From the Other

Learning From the Other

Levinas, Psychoanalysis, and Ethical Possibilities in Education

eBook - 2003
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How does ethics influence the myriad ways we engage difference within educational settings? Learning from the Other presents a philosophical investigation into the ethical possibilities of education, especially social justice education. In this original treatment, Sharon Todd rethinks the ethical basis of responsibility as emerging out of the everyday and complex ways we engage difference within educational settings. She works through the implications of the productive tension between the thought of Emmanuel Levinas and that of Sigmund Freud, Melanie Klein, Judith Butler, Cornelius Castoriadis, and others. Challenging the idea that knowledge about the other is the answer to questions of responsibility, she proposes that responsibility is rooted instead in a learning from the other. The author focuses on empathy, love, guilt, and listening to highlight the complex nature of learning from difference and to probe where the conditions for ethical possibility might lie.
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, c2003
ISBN: 9781417500932
141750093X
Characteristics: x, 178 p. 24 cm
Additional Contributors: NetLibrary, Inc

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