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ERIC Number: EJ1120409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7240
Touching the Challenge: Embodied Solutions Enabling Humanistic Moral Education
Schwarz-Franco, Orit
Journal of Moral Education, v45 n4 p449-464 2016
One of the main educational challenges we still face today--more than ever--is the humanistic challenge, namely how to promote humanistic moral values, how to strengthen in students the motivation to be morally active, and especially how to help them recognize the other as a human subject. I adopt Nel Noddings' approach of relational ethics of care as a solution to the problem of motivation. I elaborate on her approach while presenting the concept of the embodied human subject posited by Merleau-Ponty as an additional channel for communication and empathy between people. The embodied subjectivity serves also as a solution for the problem of recognition. I offer some practical recommendations that apply Merleau-Ponty's analysis to the practice of moral education.
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Language: English
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