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Author Douglas, Helen
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Ethical Practice ♦ Levinasian Perspective ♦ Fundamental Relation ♦ Knowledge Claim ♦ Professionalised Form ♦ Levinas Work ♦ Radical Reconception
Abstract This essay reviews others which apply Levinas ’ work to the fields of psychotherapy and psychology. Our ways of knowing, interpreting and relating, particularly in their more dogmatic, commodified and professionalised forms, have been challenged and found wanting as ethical practices. A Levinasian perspective offers a radical reconception, where ethics, the fundamental relation of oneself with an Other, calls for responsibility and – therefore and consequently – investigation, knowledge and interpretation. This turn to Levinas of course leads us to rethink our epistemologies and knowledge claims, but we should not be too quick to think we have found the solution to our problems. We may share ‘the idea of a possibility’, but patience and attention are still called for.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study