The Analectic Method

  • Frederick B. Mills


Chapter 3, on the Analectic Method offers an account of the transition from everyday naive involvement in the world to critical ethical consciousness and from dialectical to ana-dialectical methodology. It discusses the impact of Levinas’s work on Dussel’s account of the key moment of these transitions: the experience of the face-to-face encounter with victims of the prevailing system whom Dussel refers to as the Other. This experience provides an occasion for the one receiving the revelation of the Other to see more clearly those structural features of the prevailing system that cause the Other’s suffering. At the same time, the one receiving the revelation of the Other becomes increasingly aware of his or her own co-responsibility to critique and ultimately transform the unjust socio-economic order.


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  • Frederick B. Mills
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  1. 1.Bowie State UniversityBowieUSA

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