Questioning Ethics

Questioning Ethics

Contemporary Debates in Philosophy

eBook - 1999
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This major discussion takes a look at some of the most important ethical issues confronting us today by some of the world’s leading thinkers. Including essays from leading thinkers, such as Jurgen Habermas, Alasdair MacIntyre, Julia Kristeva and Paul Ricoeur, the book’s highlight – an interview with Jacques Derrida - presents the most accessible insight into his thinking on ethics and politics for many years. Exploring topics ranging from history, memory, revisionism, and the self and responsibility to democracy, multiculturalism, feminism and the future of politics, the essays are grouped into five thematic sections:

* hermeneutics

* deconstruction

* critical theory

* psychoanalysis

* applied ethics.

Each section considers the challenges posed by ethics and how critical thinking has transformed philosophy today. Questioning Ethics affords an unsurpassed overview of the state of ethical thinking today by some of the world’s foremost philosophers.


This major discussion takes a look at some of the most important ethical issues confronting us today by some of the world's leading thinkers. Including essays from leading thinkers, such as Jurgen Habermas, Alasdair MacIntyre, Julia Kristeva and Paul Ricoeur, the book's highlight - an interview with Jacques Derrida - presents the most accessible insight into his thinking on ethics and politics for many years. Exploring topics ranging from history, memory, revisionism, and the self and responsibility to democracy, multiculturalism, feminism and the future of politics, the essays are grouped into five thematic sections:

* hermeneutics

* deconstruction

* critical theory

* psychoanalysis

* applied ethics.

Each section considers the challenges posed by ethics and how critical thinking has transformed philosophy today. Questioning Ethics affords an unsurpassed overview of the state of ethical thinking today by some of the world's foremost philosophers.



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Original contributions by Habermas, MacIntyre, and other major philosophers are organized around five sections on hermeneutics, deconstruction, critical theory, psychoanalysis, and applications of ethics. Topics considered include the nature of politics, women's rights, repressed memory, and bioethics. Each section engages with the critical implications of these problems for philosophy. A key feature of this collection is an interview with Jacques Derrida, which makes available the most accessible insight into his thinking for many years. The editors are affiliated with University College Dublin, UK. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1999
ISBN: 9780203450833
0203450833
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 302 pages)
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Additional Contributors: Kearney, Richard
Dooley, Mark

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