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ERIC Number: EJ967419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1011-3487
On Cavellian Scepticism and Postgraduate Student Supervision
Waghid, Y.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v25 n3 p393-396 2011
In this essay I offer an imaginary of postgraduate student supervision focusing on sceptical encounters with the other. Drawing on the seminal thoughts of Harvard philosopher Stanley Cavell (1997), particularly on his ideas on "living with scepticism", I argue that postgraduate student supervision ought to be an encounter framed by scepticism. I point out that supervising students sceptically might engender moments of acknowledging humanity within the Other, attachment to the Other's points of view with a readiness for departure, and showing responsibility to the Other.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa