3. Heteronomy, Autonomy and the Aims of Education

  1. Anna Strhan

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118312360.ch3

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

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

How to Cite

Strhan, A. (2012) Heteronomy, Autonomy and the Aims of Education, in Levinas, Subjectivity, Education: Towards an Ethics of Radical Responsibility, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118312360.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 27 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118312391

Online ISBN: 9781118312360

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Keywords:

  • towards an education otherwise;
  • heteronomy, autonomy and aims of education;
  • Levinasian reading of subjectivity, teaching disturbing practices of education;
  • understanding ethical subjectivity, autonomy, heteronomy and education;
  • autonomy within moral philosophy, not overstated;
  • questioning of autonomy's dominance within education;
  • heteronomy before autonomy, Levinas and the Kantian tradition;
  • Kantian idea of a transcendental freedom, and timeless choice;
  • educating for heteronomy;
  • ideal of autonomy restated, prioritizing within education

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Brief History of Autonomy and the Philosophy of Education

  • Questioning Autonomy

  • Heteronomy Before Autonomy: Levinas and the Kantian Tradition

  • Educating for Heteronomy?

  • The Ideal of Autonomy Restated

  • Notes