"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.
Table of Contents
AcknowledgmentsSelected Works Cited
One Introduction: The Question Concerns Ethics
Two The Question Turns on Ethics:Self-Overcoming in Nietzsche's Genealogy of the Ascetic Ideal1. The Functions of Recoil2. Nietzsche's Self-Overcoming Is the Middle Voice of Metaphysics3. Genealogy and the Ascetic Ideal4. The Ascetic Ideal and the Ascetic Priest: "There is Nothing of Virtue in This"5. "Probably It Infects Even Us"
Three Ethics Is the Question: The Fragmented Subject in Foucault's Genealogy1. Genealogy's Ethos2. The Unbearable Lightness of Reason: Reason's Recoil in Madness3. A Genealogy of Genealogical Knowledge4. Fragmented Man5. Games of Truth, the Ethical Subject
Four The Question of Dasein's Most Proper Being1. Dasein's Eigenste Being2. A Recoiling Search for Authenticity3. The Question of Suffering4. Ecstasis5. Overturning in The Basic Problems of Phenomenology6. The Truth of Ecstasis7. Ethos/Ecstasis
Five These Violent Passions: The Rector's Address
Six "All Truth'Is That Not a Compound Lie?"The Aescetic Ideal in Heidegger's Thought1. The Unfolding of the Ascetic Ideal in the Unfolding of the Appeal of Being2. Giving Thought to Simple Oneness3. A Simple Conjunction4. The Rule of Being in Gelassenheit5. "We Need Desperately to See in the Dark"