Reexamines the good, tracing the history of the idea of truth as an ethical movement, and interpreting the good as nature's abundance, giving beauty and truth as gifts.
This volume traces the history of the idea of truth as an ethical movement, exploring those developments in Western thought, from Plato and Aristotle through Kant and Hegel, when ethics was separated from science and philosophy. At the heart of the project is a reexamination of the good, found in Plato as that which makes being possible, which gives authority to knowledge and beckons to art, preserved in Levinas as infinite responsibility. The idea of the good is interpreted as nature’s abundance, giving beauty and truth as gifts. It gives rise to an ethics of inclusion.
|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.87(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.65(d)|
About the Author
Stephen David Ross is Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature at the State University of New York, Binghamton. He is the author of The Gift of Beauty: The Good as Art, as well as other books published by SUNY Press.
Table of Contents
General Preface to the Project: The Gift of the Good
Introduction: The Good in Truth
1. Soul Wings
2. Bird Flight
3. Bat Ears
4. Brute Truth
5. Mad Will
6. Full Body
7. True Experience
8. Miraculous Authority
9. Moving Truth
10. True Being
11. Woman's Truth
12. Fecund Exposure
13. Abundant Truth