Levinas, Subjectivity, Education: Towards an Ethics of Radical Responsibility

Levinas, Subjectivity, Education: Towards an Ethics of Radical Responsibility

Author(s): Anna Strhan

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012 03:36AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781118312391

Online ISBN: 9781118312360

DOI: 10.1002/9781118312360

About this Book

Levinas, Subjectivity, Education explores how the philosophical writings of Emmanuel Levinas lead us to reassess education and reveals the possibilities of a radical new understanding of ethical and political responsibility.

  • Presents an original theoretical interpretation of Emmanuel Levinas that outlines the political significance of his work for contemporary debates on education
  • Offers a clear analysis of Levinas's central philosophical concepts, including the place of religion in his work, demonstrating their relevance for educational theorists
  • Examines Alain Badiou's critique of Levinas's work
  • Considers the practical implications of Levinas' theories for concrete educational practices and frameworks

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