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Ethics of Liberation In the Age of Globalization and Exclusion

ISBN-10: 0822352125
ISBN-13: 9780822352129
Edition: 2012
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Description: This much anticipated translation of Enrique Dussel'sEthics of Liberationmakes a milestone in ethical discourse by one of the world's foremost philosophers available in English for the first time. Dussel is a founder of the philosophy of liberation.  More...

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List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 2/8/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

This much anticipated translation of Enrique Dussel'sEthics of Liberationmakes a milestone in ethical discourse by one of the world's foremost philosophers available in English for the first time. Dussel is a founder of the philosophy of liberation. This treatise, his masterwork, is its cornerstone. Originally published in 1998, it is a massive attempt to develop a planetary vision of human ethics and experience.Throughout his career, Dussel has sought to open a space for articulating new possibilities for humanity out of, and in light of, the suffering, dignity, and creative drive of those who have been excluded from Western modernity and neoliberal rationalism. Grounded in engagement with the oppressed, his thinking has figured prominently in philosophy, political theory, and liberation movements around the world.InEthics of LiberationDussel provides a comprehensive world history of ethics, demonstrating that our most fundamental moral and ethical traditions did not emerge in ancient Greece and develop through modern European and North American thought. The obscured and ignored origins of modernity lie outside the Western tradition.Ethics of Liberationis a monumental rethinking of the history, origins, and aims of ethics, and the critical orientation of ethical theory.

About the Series
Editor's Foreword to the English Edition
Preface
Introduction: World History of Ethical Systems
Origin of the Interregional System: Afro-Bantu Egypt and the Semites of the Middle East
Cultures without Direct Links to the System: The Mesoamerican and Inca Worlds
The "Indoeuropean" World: From the Chinese to the Roman Empire
The Byzantine World, Muslim Hegemony, and the East: The European Medieval Periphery
Unfolding of the World System: From "Modern" Spain of the Sixteenth Century
Modernity as "Management" of Planetary Centrality and Its Contemporary Crisis
The Liberation of Philosophy?
Foundation of Ethics
The Material Moment of Ethics: Practical Truth
The Human Cerebral Cognitive and Affective-Appetitive System
Utilitarianism
Communitarianism
Some Ethics of Content or Material Ethics
The Criterion and Universal Material Principle of Ethics
Formal Morality: Intersubjective Validity
The Transcendental Morality of Immanuel Kant
The Neocontractualist Formalism of John Rawls
The "Discourse Ethics" of Karl-Otto Apel
The Formal Morality of J�rgen Habermas
The Criterion of Validity and the Universal, Formal Principle of Morality
Ethical Feasibility and the "Goodness Claim"
The Pragmatism of Charles S. Peirce
The Pragmatic Realism of Hilary Putnam
The Functional or Formal "System" of Niklas Luhmann
The "Feasibility" of Franz Hinkelammert
The Criterion and the Ethical Principle of Feasibility
Critical Ethics, Antihegemonic Validity, and the Praxis of Liberation
The Ethical Criticism of the Prevailing System: From the Perspective of the Negativity of the Victims
Marx's Critique of Political Economics
The "Negative" and the "Material" in Critical Theory: Horkheimer, Adorno, Marcuse, and Benjamin
The Dialectics of Drive
"Sensibility" and "Alterity" in Emmanuel Levinas
The Critical Criterion and the Material or Ethical-Critical Principle
The Antihegemonic Validity of the Community of Victims
Rigoberta Mench�
The Ethical-Critical Process of Paulo Freire
Functionalist and Critical Paradigms
The "Principle of Hope" of Ernst Bloch
The Critical-Discursive Criterion and the Principle of Validity
The Liberation Principle
The "Organization Question": From Vanguard toward Symmetric Participation-Theory and Praxis?
The "Issue of the Subject": Emergence of New Sociohistorical Actors
The "Reform-Transformation Question"
The "Question of Violence": Legitimate Coercion, Violence, and the Praxis of Liberation
The Critical Criterion of Feasibility and the Liberation Principle
Some Theses in Order of Appearance in the Text
Sais: Capital of Egypt
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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