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On the advantages and disadvantages of ethics and politics, Charles E. Scott

Label
On the advantages and disadvantages of ethics and politics
Title
On the advantages and disadvantages of ethics and politics
Statement of responsibility
Charles E. Scott
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In his challenging new book, Charles E. Scott examines the paradox that our ethical and political ideals may perpetuate the very evils they intend to prevent. He takes as his point of departure the question of ethics: that values and their pursuit in the West often perpetuate their own worst enemies. At issue are the dangers in the structures and movements of images, values, and ways of knowing that are most intimately a part of our lives. The ethical and political dimensions we live by are called into question by virtue of their belonging to something excessive to their own identities. When this excess is ignored, we will be inclined to eliminate or dominate those values and political structures that are significantly different from our own. In this encounter with excess, Scott engages the thought of Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, and Levinas on questions of responsibility, transcendence, tragedy, and self-fragmentation
  • A way of thinking emerges that makes evident the advantages of the nonethical and the nonpolitical for ethical and political life
Member of
Action
digitized
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Scott, Charles E
Dewey number
170
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in Continental thought
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  • Ethics
  • Political science
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Philosophy, Modern
Label
On the advantages and disadvantages of ethics and politics, Charles E. Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-211) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: Crossing the Ethical by "the" Nonethical -- 1. Nonbelonging/Authenticity -- 2. Language in a Passing Sense of Transcendence -- 3. Ethics in a Passing Sense of Transcendence -- 4. A (Non- ) Passing Sense of Tragedy -- 5. Thinking Noninterpretively -- 6. The Ascetic Ideal: Nietzsche contra Heidegger -- 7. Transition: "What Is Paris Doing to Us?" -- 8. Self-Fragmentation: The Danger to Ethics -- 9. "Not to Be Trapped by Abuse ... ": Genealogy and a Child's Pain -- 10. Responsibility and Danger -- 11. A People's Witness beyond Politics -- 12. Democratic Space -- 13. On the Advantages and Disadvantages of Politics for Life
Control code
ocm42922769
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 216 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585105772
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42922769
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
On the advantages and disadvantages of ethics and politics, Charles E. Scott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-211) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: Crossing the Ethical by "the" Nonethical -- 1. Nonbelonging/Authenticity -- 2. Language in a Passing Sense of Transcendence -- 3. Ethics in a Passing Sense of Transcendence -- 4. A (Non- ) Passing Sense of Tragedy -- 5. Thinking Noninterpretively -- 6. The Ascetic Ideal: Nietzsche contra Heidegger -- 7. Transition: "What Is Paris Doing to Us?" -- 8. Self-Fragmentation: The Danger to Ethics -- 9. "Not to Be Trapped by Abuse ... ": Genealogy and a Child's Pain -- 10. Responsibility and Danger -- 11. A People's Witness beyond Politics -- 12. Democratic Space -- 13. On the Advantages and Disadvantages of Politics for Life
Control code
ocm42922769
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 216 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585105772
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42922769
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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