Ethics, Aesthetics, and Education

A Levinasian Approach

  • Donald S. Blumenfeld-Jones

Part of the The Cultural and Social Foundations of Education book series (CSFE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Donald S. Blumenfeld-Jones
    Pages 1-8
  3. Donald S. Blumenfeld-Jones
    Pages 43-82
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 115-119

About this book


This book explores Levinas’ phenomenology of ethical motivation. Levinas is grounded in “radical alterity”, the knowledge that ethics exists only when we are fully separate from someone else, allowing us to experience connection with one another. In this book, the author locates this ethics in embodiment, emotions, and imaginations and explores the intersection of aesthetics and education. 

Donald S. Blumenfeld-Jones specializes in aesthetics, curriculum theory, arts-based education research, and ethics. He founded ARTs (Arts-based Reflective Teaching), an elementary education teacher preparation program dedicated to aestheticizing the curriculum and making ethics central to both curriculum planning and teaching.


Levinas Embodiment Ethics Aesthetics Moral Imagination aesthetics education Emmanuel Lévinas ethics

Authors and affiliations

  • Donald S. Blumenfeld-Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.PhoenixUSA

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