What the Snorgh Taught me about Emmanuel Levinas

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dc.contributor.author Buckingham, Will en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-05T08:13:40Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-05T08:13:40Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05
dc.identifier.citation Buckingham, W. (2012) What the Snorgh Taught me about Emmanuel Levinas. Interdisciplinary Humanities, 29 (1), pp. 85-98 en
dc.identifier.issn 1056-6139
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/7099
dc.description.abstract When thinking about the relationship between philosophy and children’s literature, it is often assumed that philosophy should have the last word. In this view, if children’s literature has any philosophical interest at all, it is because it can become the object of philosophical analysis, the vehicle for demonstrating some philosophical point or other, or a starting point for an exploration of the philosophy of childhood. In all such approaches, however, the real, serious, grown-up business is ultimately still considered to be that of philosophy. In this paper, I will be reversing the traditional hierarchy between philosophy and children’s literature. As an academically trained philosopher who has only later fallen into the writing of stories for children, I will explore how the discipline of writing for children has affected my own approach to philosophy, and opened up new possibilities for philosophical thinking. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Interdisciplinary Humanities Spring Issue 2012: Children's Literature en
dc.subject Snorghs en
dc.subject children's literature en
dc.subject Levinas en
dc.subject philosophy en
dc.subject ethics en
dc.subject storytelling en
dc.title What the Snorgh Taught me about Emmanuel Levinas en
dc.type Article en
dc.researchgroup English Research Group en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.explorer.multimedia Yes en

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