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Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil

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Alain Badiou, one of the most powerful voices in contemporary French philosophy, shows how our prevailing ethical principles serve ultimately to reinforce an ideology of the status quo and fail to provide a framework for an effective understanding of the concept of evil.

Synopsis:

Examines the assumptions behind the "ethical turn" in political and academic agendas which serve to reinforce the ideology of the status quo. The author demonstrates how an ethics conceived in terms of negative human rights and tolerance of "difference" cannot underpin a coherent concept of evil.

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One of the most powerful voices in contemporary French philosophy explodes the facile assumptions behind the recent ethical turn.

About the Author

Alain Badiou teaches philosophy at the École normale supérieure and the Collège international de philosophie in Paris. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works, including Theory of the Subject, Being and Event, Manifesto for Philosophy, and Gilles Deleuze. His recent books include The Meaning of Sarkozy, Ethics, Metapolitics, Polemics, The Communist Hypothesis, Five Lessons on Wagner, and Wittgenstein's Anti-Philosophy.Peter Hallward teaches at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University, London, and is the author of books on Badiou and Deleuze.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781859844359
Subtitle:
An Essay on the Understanding of Evil
Translator:
Hallward, Peter
Author:
Badiou, Alain
Author:
Hallward, Peter
Publisher:
Verso
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Good and evil
Subject:
Philosophy | Ethics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Wo Es War Series
Publication Date:
20021117
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
7.58x5.34x.69 in. .54 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Examines the assumptions behind the "ethical turn" in political and academic agendas which serve to reinforce the ideology of the status quo. The author demonstrates how an ethics conceived in terms of negative human rights and tolerance of "difference" cannot underpin a coherent concept of evil.
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