The Origins of Responsibility

The Origins of Responsibility

by Francois Raffoul

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The Origins of Responsibility by Francois Raffoul

François Raffoul approaches the concept of responsibility in a manner
that is distinct from its traditional interpretation as accountability of the
willful subject. Exploring responsibility in the works of Nietzsche, Sartre,
Levinas, Heidegger, and Derrida, Raffoul identifies decisive moments in the
development of the concept, retrieves its origins, and explores new reflections on
it. For Raffoul, responsibility is less about a sovereign subject establishing a
sphere of power and control than about exposure to an event that does not come from
us and yet calls to us. These original and thoughtful investigations of the
post-metaphysical senses of responsibility chart new directions for ethics in the
continental tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253004222
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 04/13/2010
Series: Studies in Continental Thought
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 360
File size: 723 KB

About the Author

François Raffoul is Professor of Philosophy at Louisiana State
University. He is author of Heidegger and the Subject and is translator (with Andrew
Mitchell) of Martin Heidegger's Four Seminars (IUP, 2003).

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