Ethical / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $74.95
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 49%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $74.95   
  • New (5) from $74.95   
  • Used (1) from $147.94   


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.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Wyschogrod and McKenny have assembled a splendid collection ofessays by the leading theorists of the day in Continentalistethical thought. Singly, and as a group, these essays make it plainthat contemporary Continental philosophy not only has an ethicaldimension but that ethics is one of the points in which its fullforce can really be felt. Justice and alterity are in an importantsense what Continental philosophy is all about. The collection willbe of enormous help to everyone from students to professors and itwill fast become a basic resource for everyone working in thisfield." John D. Caputo, Villanova University

"These essays revisit our most basic categories and traditionsof ethical reflection, and they signal quite powerfully the manyways in which ethical life does not end but indeed begins when wesuspend the search for foundations and exceed the lawfulcalculation of duty. Readers will find here a timely and variedchallenge to reconsider the role of ethics in postmodern thought."Thomas A. Carlson, University of California, SantaBarbara

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

Edith Wyschogrod is J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Philosophyand Religious Thought at Rice University. She is author of severalbooks including An Ethics of Remembering: History, Heterologyand the Nameless Others (1998), Saints and Postmodernism:Revisioning Moral Philosophy (1990), and Emmanuel Levinas:The Problem of Ethical Metaphysics (1974).

Gerald P. McKenny is Associate Professor of Ethics in theDepartment of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He is theauthor of To Relieve the Human Condition: Bioethics, Technologyand the Body (1997).

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction: About the Ethical 1
Pt. I Phenomenology and Beyond 13
1 Kantianism and Phenomenology 15
2 The original Otherness of the Ego: A Rereading of Descartes's Meditatio II 33
3 Towards a Postmodern Ethics: Corporeality and Alterity 54
4 Phenomenology: Ethics, Value, and the Subject 66
Pt. II Aporias of Justice 81
5 Discourse Ethics 83
6 Philosophy and Law: Questioning Justice 101
Pt. III Analytics of Self-Formation 117
7 Kristeva's Ethics of Crisis: Art and Abjection, Love and Melancholia 119
8 Toward an Anthropology of Ethics: Foucault and the Pedagogies of Autopoiesis 146
Pt. IV (Ethics) Beyond the Ethical? 167
9 Against Principles: A Sketch of an Ethics without Ethics 169
10 The Good, the Bad, and the Virtual: Ethics in the Age of Information 181
11 The Immoralist 197
Name Index 217
Subject Index 222
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)