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Education Philosophy & Social Aspects

An Intense Calling

How Ethics Is Essential to Education

by (author) Jesse Bazzul

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2023
Category
Philosophy & Social Aspects, General, Social
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487550585
    Publish Date
    Mar 2023
    List Price
    $39.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781487547868
    Publish Date
    Mar 2023
    List Price
    $85.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781487558345
    Publish Date
    Apr 2023
    List Price
    $39.95

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Positing that education is a movement from one way of being to another, more desirable one, An Intense Calling argues that ethics should be the prime focus for the field of education. The book locates ethics, education, and justice in human subjectivity and describes education as a necessary practice for ethical reflexivity, change, and becoming (ethically) different. It also situates ethics as something that exceeds subjectivity, thereby engaging ethics as a material phenomenon through topics such as aesthetics and solidarity with non-humans.

 

Jesse Bazzul explores various concepts in the book including power, biopolitics, the commons, subjectivity, and materiality, and draws from over twenty years of experience teaching in different countries including Canada, Ireland, the United States, China, and Ukraine. Taking a wide-ranging philosophical approach, the book entangles ethics, urgent political issues, and pressing educational contexts of the twenty-first century. In doing so, An Intense Calling maintains that ethics is the core of education because education involves finding better ways of living and being in the world.

About the author

Jesse Bazzul is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina.

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