Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Levinas on the Wabash

My wife and I just had a wonderful conversation over coffee at Panera Bread on the levee of the Wabash River, with a friend who is deeply involved with Levinas (grad students here started a study group with him last fall, then these same students spearheaded the formation of the North American Levinas Society, which had its inaugural meeting here last weekend, with 100 scholars). I am going to be investigating how the language of reason suppresses the language of prophecy in education. I can see bringing in David Purpel as well as my work on Schweitzer. I see this as relevant to a book chapter on reverence and listening that I am about to start with a good friend.

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