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ERIC Number: EJ924043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
Is There an Ethics of Diabolical Evil? Sex Scandals, Family Romance, and Love in the School & Academy
Jagodzinski, Jan
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v25 n5 p335-362 Sep 2006
This essay attempts to examine the difficult question of sex scandals both in public school settings and in the academy. It raises issues over the way authority in the classroom is unequally exercised by both male and female teachers in terms of power and seduction. However, the Law remains explicit when it comes to judging who is at fault within a-student relationship that collapses into the bedroom. The ethics that surround such sexual affairs is raised through the psychoanalytic and philosophical writings of Jacques Lacan. The essay ends by offering a surprised perspective over the question whether an ethics of diabolical evil is possible, given that such affairs are differentiated as post-Oedipal relationships where age differentiations have become blurred.
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Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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