Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance

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Verso, 2007 - Philosophy - 168 pages
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Infinitely Demanding is the clearest, boldest and most systematic of Simon Critchley's influential views on philosophy, ethics and politics. Part diagnosis of the times, part theoretical analysis of the impasses and possibilities of ethics and politics, part manifesto Infinitely Demandind identifies a massive political disappointment at the heart of liberal democracy and argues that what is called for is an ethics of commitment thatn can inform a radical politics. exploring the problem of ethics in Kant, Levinas, Badiou and Lacan that leads to a conception of subjectivity based on the infinite responsibility of an ethical demand, Critchley considers the possibility of political subjectivity and action after Marx and Marxism. Infinitely Demanding culminates in an argument for anarchism as an ethical practice and a renovating means of political organization.

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Review: Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance

User Review  - Aron - Goodreads

Neatly sums up and streamlines a lot of Critchley's thinking. Read full review

Review: Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance

User Review  - Steven Wright - Goodreads

An anarchist framework with ethical demands , cannot be beat! Although,,, it ultimately takes an act of faith to buy into the ethical demand of the face to face encounter Read full review

Contents

The possibility of commitment
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Demanding approval a theory of ethical experience
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Dividualism how to build an ethical subject
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Copyright

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Simon Critchley is Hans Jonas Professor at the New School for Social Research, and a part-time professor of philosophy at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. His many books include Infinitely Demanding, Ethics–Politics–Subjectivity and, most recently, The Book of Dead Philosophers.

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