Reexamining Emmanuel Levinasas essays on Jewish education, Claire Elise Katz provides new insights into the importance of education and its potential to transform a democratic society, for Levinasas larger philosophical project. Katz examines Levinas's qCrisis of Humanism, q which motivated his effort to describe a new ethical subject. Taking into account his multiple influences on social science and the humanities, and his various identities as a Jewish thinker, philosopher, and educator, Katz delves deeply into Levinasas works to understand the grounding of this ethical subject.For example, the fathera#39;s responsibility to others is fulfilled when he responds to his young son whose mind is now poisoned with hate. 3. There is the additional, but non-Levinasian point, that even if I save my own child, I could still endanger my child by not helping others in need. ... [attempts to work against the repetition of Auschwitz] I also mean essentially the psychology of people who do such things.
|Title||:||Levinas and the Crisis of Humanism|
|Author||:||Claire Elise Katz|
|Publisher||:||Indiana University Press - 2013|