A Levinasian approach to whistleblowing

Loumansky, Amanda ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4950-1207 and Lewis, David B. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8059-0773 (2013) A Levinasian approach to whistleblowing. Philosophy of Management, 12 (3) . pp. 27-48. ISSN 1740-3812 [Article] (doi:10.5840/pom201312317)


This article draws on the work of the philosopher Emmanuel Levinas to offer a fresh insight into the law’s response to the issue of whistleblowing. In order to achieve this we briefly outline the main themes of his philosophy of otherness which insists that the very essence of ethics springs from the subjection of the Subject to the ethical call of the Other. We provide a short description of the UK law on whistleblowing before undertaking a Levinasian reading of a particular case in order to consider the dilemma that confronts the judge in framing an ethical response to the whistleblower as Other

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Law and Politics
Item ID: 28311
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Depositing User: Amanda Loumansky
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2019 15:32
Last Modified: 28 May 2021 10:11
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/28311

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