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ERIC Number: EJ1042487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
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ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
On Timothy Findley's "The Wars" and Classrooms as Communities of Remembrance
Chinnery, Ann
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v33 n6 p587-595 Nov 2014
In this paper I explore the connection between narrative ethics and the increasing emphasis on historical consciousness as a way to cultivate moral responsibility in history education. I use Timothy Findley's World War I novel, "The Wars," as an example of how teachers might help students to see history neither simply as a collection of artefacts from the past, nor as an effort to construct an objective view about what went on in those other times and places, but rather as something that makes ethical demands on us here and now. Theoretically, this paper draws on Adam Zachary Newton's conception of narrative ethics and Roger Simon's conception of historical consciousness, both of which rest on the Levinasian themes of irreducible difference, the face, and subjectivity as a position of ethical responsibility to and for the other.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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