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Educational Philosophy and Theory


This paper seeks to lay out an analysis of Giorgio Agamben’s central claims with regard to the formation of a theory of citationality. By juxtaposing Walter Benjamin’s theory of citations alongside his more recent, critical engagements with the western theological tradition, Agamben sets himself the goal of redefining ethics along Levinasian lines in order to arrive at a respect for the face of ‘whatever’ being before us, the true source toward which all citations point.

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Taylor & Francis


This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Educational Philosophy and Theory on April 19, 2013, available online:

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