The Ethics of Postmodernity: Current Trends in Continental Thought

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Northwestern University Press, 1999 - Philosophy - 266 pages
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In The Ethics of Postmodernity, Gary B. Madison and Marty Fairbairn have collected instructive and illuminating essays that address the dilemmas left in the wake of the postmodern attack on foundationalism. This collection is a powerful statement on the many directions a postmetaphysical ethics might take.

Contributors include Barry Allen, Caroline Bayard, Robert Bernasconi, Thomas W. Busch, M.C. Dillon, Marty Fairbairn, Paul Fairfield, Morny Joy, Richard Kearney, Gary B. Madison, Joseph Margolis, Tom Rockmore, Charles E. Scott, Evan Simpson, and Mark Williams.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Conscience Shame and Guilt in Levinas
24
More Hegelian Doubts about Discourse Ethics
56
Meditations for the End of a Century
74
Disabling Knowledge
89
Natural Law and Sexual Morality
104
Styles Languages and Vocabularies
120
Hermeneutical Ethical Theory
138
Husserl Sartre
163
Luce Irigaray and an Erotics
191
The Sense of Transcendence and the Question of Ethics
214
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About the author (1999)

Gary Madison is an emeritus professor of philosophy at McMaster University, and the editor of Working Through Derrida, published by Northwestern University Press in 1993.

Marty Fairbairn writes film criticism for the journal film-philosophy and is the author of Cinema as Secular Temple: A Hermeneutic Phenomenology of the Film Experience.


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