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"Questioning Ethics" is a major discussion by some of world's leading thinkers of some of the most important ethical issues confronting us today.<BR> New essays including Habermas, MacIntyre, Ricoeur and Kristeva discuss issues such as the nature of politics, women's rights, lying, repressed memory, historical debt and forgiveness, the self and responsibility, revisionism, bioethics and multiculturalism. The contributors organize their discussions along the topics of hermeneutics, deconstruction, critical theory, psychoanalysi and the applications of ethics. Also included in this collection is an interview with Jacques Derrida which provides the most accessible insight into his thinking.<BR> Contributors: Karl-Otto Apel, Geoffrey Barash, John Caputo, Maeve Cooke, Simon Critchley, Jacques Derrida, Simon Glendinning, Jean Greish, Jurgen Habermas, Richard Kearney, Peter Kemp, Julia Kristeva, Alasdair MacIntyre, Thomas McCarthy, David Rasmussen, William J. Richardson, Paul Ricoeur, David Wood

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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.
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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415180351
Editor:
Kearney, Richard
Editor:
Dooley, Mark
Editor:
Dooley, Mark
Editor:
Kearney, Richard
Author:
Kearney, R.
Editor:
Dooley, Mark
Publisher:
Routledge
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Ethics, modern
Subject:
Ethics, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Philosophy | Ethics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Publication Date:
19981131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.21x6.19x.91 in. 1.31 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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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