The Question Of Ethics

The Question Of Ethics

by Charles E. Scott
     
 

"... stimulating and insightful... a thoroughly researched and timely contribution to the secondary literature of ethics... " —Library Journal

"His important new work establishes Scott... as one of the foremost interpreters of the Continental philosophical tradition of the US.... Necessary for anyone working in ethics or the Continental tradition."

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"... stimulating and insightful... a thoroughly researched and timely contribution to the secondary literature of ethics... " —Library Journal

"His important new work establishes Scott... as one of the foremost interpreters of the Continental philosophical tradition of the US.... Necessary for anyone working in ethics or the Continental tradition." —Choice

"... a provocative discourse on the consequences of the ethical in the thought of Nietzsche, Foucault, and Heidegger." —The Journal of Religion

Charles E. Scott's challenging book advances the broad claim that ethics as a way of judging and thinking has come into question as philosophers have confronted suffering and conflicts that arise from our traditional systems of value.

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Library Journal
As Scott notes in this stimulating and insightful work, normative ethics have been under fire for some time now from philosophers who question the consistency of such systems of values. At first glance, successfully marrying Nietzsche, Foucault, and Heidegger in one book seems unlikely, but Scott manages the job well, charting in Foucault's writings echoes of the analysis of ethical subjectivity begun by Nietzsche in Thus Spake Zarathustra and On the Genealogy of Morals. He then turns to Heidegger and the latter's ethical writings, commenting at length on Heidegger's Rector's Address of 1933, in which he seemed to embrace Nazism enthusiastically. In sum, this is a thoroughly researched and timely contribution to the secondary literature of ethics and should be in the collections of academic institutions with strong philosophy programs.-- Terry Skeats, Bishop's Univ., Lennox ville, Quebec

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253205933
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1990
Series:
Studies in Continental Thought Series
Edition description:
Replica
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.68(d)

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