Questioning Ethics Contemporary Debates in Continental Philosophy

ISBN-10: 041518035X
ISBN-13: 9780415180351
Edition: 1998
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List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/24/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Questioning Ethicsis a major discussion by some of world's leading thinkers of some of the most important ethical issues confronting us today. 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. 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

Mark Dooley is Newman Scholar in Theology at the University College Dublin.

Academician John D. Caputo (b.1940) specializes in continental philosophy, described as the interaction among 20th century French and German philosophy and religion. He has written a number of scholarly books including The Mystical Element in Heidegger's Thought (1978), Heidegger and Aquinas (1982), Demythologizing Heidegger (1993), Against Ethics (1993), and The Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida (1997). Caputo has been honored in Dublin and Toronto, where conferences have been organized around his work. Caputo is professor of philosophy at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, where he received his M.A. in 1964. Other degrees include a B.A. from LaSalle College (1962) and a Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr (1968).

Introduction
Hermeneutics
Memory and Forgetting
Imagination, Testimony and Trust
Narrative and the Ethics of Remembrance
References
The Politics of Memory
Ethics and Lifeworlds
Deconstruction
Hospitality, Justice and Responsibility
Notes
Reason, History, and a Little Madness
The Experience of the Ethical
The Ethics of Exclusion
Notes
Critical Theory
Three Normative Models of Democracy
The Problem of Justice in a Multicultural Society
Notes
Enlightenment and the Idea of Public Reason
Paradigms of Public Reason
Psychoanalysis
In the Name-Of-The-Father
Revolt Today?
The Original Traumatism
Applications
Some Enlightenment Projects Reconsidered
Questioning Autonomy
From Ethics to Bioethics
Index

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