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|Title: ||Pedagogy with empty hands: Levinas, education and the question of being human|
|Author(s): ||Biesta, G J J|
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|Citation: ||Biesta GJJ (2008) Pedagogy with empty hands: Levinas, education and the question
of being human. In: Egéa-Kuehne D (ed.). Levinas and Education At the
Intersection of Faith and Reason. Routledge International Studies in the
Philosophy of Education, New York and London: Routledge, pp. 198-210|
philosophy of education
|Issue Date: ||2008|
|Series/Report no.: ||Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education|
|Abstract: ||First paragraph: Modern Education as a Humanist Practice. What does it mean to
be human? What is the definition of humanity? What is the measure of humanity?
These are age-old question with which philosophers have occupied themselves ever
since they turned their gaze away from the natural world towards the human being
itself. To say that these are questions with which philosophers have occupied
themselves, is not to say that they are merely theoretical questions. The
Universal Declaration of Human Rights is one example of the way in which a
particular definition of what it means to be human has had wide-ranging
practical ramifications. The advancement of life-sciences and life-technologies
in the 20th century which has made it possible to intervene in the creation and
termination of human life in unprecedented ways, is another example which shows
that questions about what it means to be human can literally be a matter of life
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|Affiliation: ||Education Management and Support|
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