On the Advantages and Disadvantages of Ethics and Politics

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Indiana University Press, Oct 22, 1996 - Philosophy
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"... remarkable account of the impact of postmodern philosophy on the question of ethics and politics... commendable also for its balanced view of Heidegger's relationship to politics and ethics.... an excellent account of Heidegger's philosophical understanding of technology..." -- Choice

This book takes as its point of departure the question of ethics: that values and their pursuit in the West often perpetuate their own worst enemies. At issue are the dangers in the structures and movements of images, values, and ways of knowing that are most intimately a part of our lives.

 

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Contents

Crossing the Ethical by the Nonethical
1
NonbelongingAuthenticity
7
Language in a Passing Sense of Transcendence
21
Ethics in a Passing Sense of Transcendence
34
A Non Passing Sense of Tragedy
49
Thinking Noninterpretively
68
Nietzsche contra Heidegger
86
What Is Paris Doing to Us?
104
Genealogy and a Childs Pain
146
Responsibility and Danger
153
A Peoples Witness beyond Politics
170
Democratic Space
181
On the Advantages and Disadvantages of Politics for Life
195
Notes
205
Index
213
Copyright

The Danger to Ethics
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CHARLES E. SCOTT holds The Edwin Erle Sparks Chair in Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University. His publications include The Question of Ethics, The Language of Difference, and Boundaries in Mind: A Study of Immediate Awareness Based in Psychotherapy.

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