Transpositions: On Nomadic Ethics / Edition 1

Transpositions: On Nomadic Ethics / Edition 1

by Rosi Braidotti
     
 

This major new book offers a highly original account of ethical and political subjectivity in contemporary culture. It makes a strong case for a non-unitary or nomadic conception of the subject, in opposition to the claims of ideologies such as conservatism, liberal individualism and techno-capitalism.

Braidotti takes a bold stand against moral universalism,

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This major new book offers a highly original account of ethical and political subjectivity in contemporary culture. It makes a strong case for a non-unitary or nomadic conception of the subject, in opposition to the claims of ideologies such as conservatism, liberal individualism and techno-capitalism.

Braidotti takes a bold stand against moral universalism, while offering a vigorous defence of nomadic ethics against the charges of relativism and nihilism. She calls for a new form of ethical accountability that takes "Life" as the subject, not the object, of enquiry. This ethics is presented as a fundamental reconfiguration of our being in the world and it calls for more conceptual creativity in the production of worldviews that can better enable us to behave ethically in a technologically and globally mediated world.

Transpositions provides an intellectually rich guide to the leading critical debates of our time and will be of great interest to scholars and students throughout the humanities and social sciences.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745635965
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,342,811
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.02(d)

Meet the Author

Rosi Braidotti is Distinguished Professor in the humanities at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Prologue Transformations.

1 Translations: Transposing Moral Debates.

2 Transactions: Transposing Difference.

3 Transplants: Transposing Nature.

4 Transists: Transposing the Subject.

5 Transcendence: Transposing Death.

Epilogue: Transmissions, or Transposing the Future.

Bibliography.

Index.

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