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ERIC Number: EJ1097448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0007-8034
Levinas, Ethics, Pedagogy, and the Face
Carriere, Peter M.
CEA Forum, v36 n1 Win-Spr 2007
Emmanuel Levinas is one of those thinkers whose ideas about ethics and morality have something to say about teaching. Concerned with ethics in a world that seemed devoid of morality, Levinas posited the ultimate responsibility of the I for the Face. The Face, or the Other, the not-me according to Levinas, requires and demands this responsibility precisely because the Other is transcendent. Just why and how the Other becomes the ultimate responsibility, why the Other is transcendent, and how these things impinge on pedagogy is the topic of this essay. Emmanual Levinas's insights into the responsibility of the I for the Other emerged from and were shaped by the degradation, destruction, and chaos of the twentieth century. He was personally subjected to the violence of the Bolshevik Revolution, the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, and World War II.
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