This first book-length collection on Levinas and education gathers new texts written especially for this volume, providing an introduction to some of Levinas's major themes of ethics, justice, hope, hospitality, forgiveness, and more.
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Levinas and Education

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This first book-length collection on Levinas and education gathers new texts written especially for this volume, providing an introduction to some of Levinas's major themes of ethics, justice, hope, hospitality, forgiveness, and more.
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Denise Egéa-Kuehne is Professor of Education and Director of the French Education Project for Research and Teacher Education in the Department of Educational Theory, Policy and Practice at Louisiana State University. Her work includes Derrida & Education (co-edited with Gert J.J. Biesta, Routledge, 2001), and Key Critical Thinkers in Education: Derrida (forthcoming with Sense Publishers).

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Table of Contents


Denise Egéa-Kuehne

1. Emmanuel Levinas school master and pedagogue

Catherine Chalier and Ami Bouganim

2. Levinas's quest for justice: Of faith and the "possibility of education"
Denise Egéa-Kuehne


3. The Importance of enjoyment and inspiration for learning from a teacher

Clarence W. Joldersma

4. Levinas's language and the language of the curriculum

Paul Standish

5. Emmanuel Levinas, literary engagement, and literature education

Claudia Eppert

6. Other than the Other: Levinas and the educational questioning of infinity

Ian McPherson

7. Teaching our way out when nobody knows the way: A Levinasian response to modern hope

Julian Miles Edgoose

8. Thinking the Other – The other thinking: Remarks on the relevance of the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas for the philosophy of education

Michael Wimmer


9. The Priority of ethics over ontology, the issue of forgiveness and education: Levinas's face-to-face ethics

Marianna Papastephanou

10. Thinking educational ethics with Levinas and Jonas

Eirick Prairat

11. Welcoming and difficult learning: Reading Levinas with education

Sharon Todd

12. Autonomy and heteronomy: Kant and Levinas

Zdenko Kodelja

13. Pedagogy with empty hands: Levinas, education, and the question of being human

Gert J. J. Biesta


14. How hospitable can dwelling be? The folds of spatiality in Levinas

Zelia Gregoriou

15. Justice in the name of the Other: Levinas on rights and responsibility

Ann Chinnery and Heesoon Bai

16. Peace as being taught: The philosophical foundations of a culture of peace

Jeffrey Dudiak

17. Dehiscence: A dispersal of Levinas in the South Pacific

Betsan Martin

18. Ethical obligation and avoiding self-sacrifice in caring for the Other: Reflections on Levinas

Jim Garrison

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