Students are to write a two page double spaced type written reflection on the movie, The Elephant Man. Describe two characters in the movie who acted with a morally formed conscience and two characters who did not. Be sure to apply the elements of informed conscience found in chapter 4 of the text, Be With Me. The reflection paper shoudl also include a type written title page, with the title, Elephant Man Reflection Assignment, student name, number, teacher's name and date submitted.
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What is Emmanuel Levinas saying about ethics in the following passage? Prepare a written response for Monday, April 7th
Levinas' answer in his essay is that no form of thought is primary for human existence, and this means not only that the most basic or most elevated human activity but also that the everyday world is ultimately lived in and grasped in terms of thought and reason is not all there is to everyday human life. Indeed, language, thought, and discourse are not what is most basic and determinative about human life as social and interpersonal. To say that ethics is more primary than philosophy is also to say that praxis is more important than theory and that acting on behalf of the needs of other persons is more important, more basic, and more the point of being human than thinking about them or even following rules aimed at them or their well-being. Caring for you is the most important thing I can do, and a world in which I act toward you be acknowledging accepting and aiding you is best, enriched by my act and the acts of everyone who acts similarly.
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