Levinas and an Ethics for Science Education

@article{Blades2006LevinasAA,
  title={Levinas and an Ethics for Science Education},
  author={D. Blades},
  journal={Educational Philosophy and Theory},
  year={2006},
  volume={38},
  pages={647 - 664}
}
  • D. Blades
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Educational Philosophy and Theory
Despite claims that STS(E) science education promotes ethical responsibility, this approach is not supported by a clear philosophy of ethics. This paper argues that the work of Emmanuel Levinas provides an ethics suitable for an STS(E) science education. His concept of the face of the Other redefines education as learning from the other, rather than about the other. Extrapolating the face of the Other to the non‐human world suggests an ethics for science education where the goal of pedagogy is… Expand
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