ERIC Number: ED458457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Levinas: The Face of Otherness and the Ethics of Therapy.
The face of Levinas is an opportunity for intentionally discovering affectivity, which is experienced as meaning through feelings. A person thus "feels" responsible for the other person when found in a face-to-face confrontation with him or her. Such a confrontation discourages intellectual categorization and instead calls for an ethical commitment to preserve the uniqueness of the other. Levinas' consequent distinction between the defining categories of the Said and the authentic experience as Saying is especially noteworthy. It is applied here to the contrasting ways experimental and humanist psychologists approach the face and identity of the other, either as a thing to be recognized and studied, or as an occasion for transcendence. (Contains 12 references.) (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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