Dissymmetry and Height: Rhetoric, irony and pedagogy in the thought of Husserl, Levinas and Blanchot

Peters, G. (2004) Dissymmetry and Height: Rhetoric, irony and pedagogy in the thought of Husserl, Levinas and Blanchot. Human Studies, 27 (2). pp. 187-206. ISSN 1572-851X

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/B:HUMA.0000022538.64783....


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Additional Information:Refereed journal paper. This paper makes a contribution to wider debates within the philosophy of education concerning the contribution made by phenomenology and its value within the teaching situation. Whereas most phenomenological texts on education emphasise inter-subjectivity and the teaching encounter, this paper returns phenomenology to the impasse reached by Husserl in his attempt to construct a convincing model of inter-subjectivity. Rather than seeing this as a �failure� however, Peters offers a reading of the thought of Blanchot and Levinas as a means of arguing for the necessity of solitude within the teaching situation. The paper constructs its argument through a close and detailed reading of a series of key phenomenological texts. It then draws upon theories of irony and rhetoric to suggest a pedagogical model at odds with many contemporary educational assumptions. Paper delivered at Annual Conference of the Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences, Loyola University, Chicago, October 2002.
Uncontrolled Keywords:rhetoric, irony, pedagogy, Husserl, Levinas, Blanchot
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education
ID Code:6841
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Deposited On:22 Jan 2010 15:13
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