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The Ethical. Edition No. 1. Blackwell Readings in Continental Philosophy

  • ID: 5227692
  • Book
  • December 2002
  • 240 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
The Ethical is a collection of readings on ethics and the nature of morality by some of the most important contemporary philosophers in the continental tradition.
  • Presents penetrating discussions of the ethical as it is treated in Continental philosophy.
  • Provides the foundation for further study of the continental treatment of ethical issues.
  • Includes newly commissioned essays by prominent philosophers.
  • Offers comparison between Continental and Anglo-American ethics.
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Notes on Contributors.


Introduction: About the Ethical: Edith Wyschogrod (Rice University) and Gerald P. McKenny (University of Notre Dame).

Part I: Phenomenology and Beyond:.

1. Kantianism and Phenomenology: Steven G. Crowell (Rice University).

2. The Original Otherness of the Ego: A Rereading of Descartes’s; Meditatio II: Jean-Luc Marion (University of Paris).

3. Towards a Postmodern Ethics: Corporeality and Alterity: Edith Wyschogrod (Rice University).

4. Phenomenology: Ethics, Value, and the Subject: Charles E. Scott (Pennsylvania State University).

Part II: Aporias of Justice:.

5. Discourse Ethics: William Rehg (Saint Louis University).

6. Philosophy and Law: Questioning Justice: Robert Gibbs (University of Toronto).

Part III: Analytics of Self-Formation:.

7. Kristeva's Ethics of Crisis: Art and Abjection, Love and Melancholia: Tina Chanter (De Paul University).

8. Toward an Anthropology of Ethics: Foucault and the Pedagogies of Autopoiesis: James D. Faubion (Rice University).

Part IV: (Ethics) Beyond the Ethical?.

9. Against Principles: A Sketch of an Ethics without Ethics: John D. Caputo (Villanova University).

10. The Good, the Bad and the Virtual: Ethics in the Age of Information: Mark Poster (University of Californaia at Irvine).

11. The Immoralist: Alphonso Lingis (Pennsylvania State University).

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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Edith Wyschogrod Rice University.

Gerald McKenny University of Notre Dame.
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