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ERIC Number: EJ815020
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1744-9642
Education for Grown-Ups, a Religion for Adults: Scepticism and Alterity in Cavell and Levinas
Standish, Paul
Ethics and Education, v2 n1 p73-91 Mar 2007
In his essay 'The Scandal of Skepticism', Stanley Cavell discusses aspects of the work of Emmanuel Levinas with a view to understanding how "philosophical and religious ambitions so apparently different" as his own and those of Levinas can have led to "phenomenological coincidences so precise." The present paper explores themes of scepticism and alterity as these emerge in the work of these two increasingly influential philosophers. It shows education to be a sustained preoccupation in their work, crucially related to these guiding themes. In the process it seeks to dispel certain assumptions regarding poststructuralism, on the one hand, and the religious implications of Levinas's thought, on the other. This lays the way for an account of the criticality of human being, of the significance of this for community, and of the demands this makes on education. (Contains 13 notes.)
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Language: English
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