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Ethics Embodied : Rethinking Selfhood Through Continental, Japanese, and Feminist Philosophies

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Ethics Embodied: Rethinking Selfhood through Continental, Japanese and Feminist Philosophies explores the importance of the body to ethical selfhood. Through her comparative feminist approach to ethics, the critical comparison McCarthy offers in Ethics Embodied not only illuminates complexities in Continental, Japanese and Feminist philosophies, it provides clues about how to live the model of selfhood, ethics, and the body that emerges through the encounter.show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 10.16mm | 1,156.65g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0739120506
  • 9780739120507
  • 2,108,385

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McCarthy writes with a clarity that shows how deeply she has thought about, and cared about, the encounter of Western feminist thinking with Japanese philosophy. Not only has she made difficult texts accessible to the general reader, she has succeeded inmaking them relevant to an important range of contemporary ethical questions. This little book represents yet another landmark in the opening of Western philosophy to the remarkable insight of an intellectual tradition whose contributions to discussions of the body are irreplaceable... -- James W. Heisig, Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture A fascinating study of some important intersections between phenomenology, modern Japanese philosophy, and contemporary feminist ethics. By bringing these streams of thought together to re-assess embodiment and its significance for ethics, McCarthy simultaneously develops a novel form of cross-cultural feminist philosophy... -- Alison Stone, Professor of Philosophy, Lancaster University Ethics Embodied is, as the author notes, an introduction, but it also attempts to carve out a new approach to ethics and offers as well a re-thinking of what is essential in teaching at all levels. As an introduction, it succeeds admirably and should create considerable excitement in the minds and bodies of readers... -- Robert Carter, Trent University McCarthy builds a strong case for undertaking a crosscultural, interdisciplinary dialogue across the Continental, Japanese, and Feminist philosophical traditions. After a lucid and careful explanation of the Japanese concept of the self (ningen, as found in Watsuji's philosophy), which partakes simultaneously of the individual and the social as well as the spatial and the temporal, McCarthy builds a robust comparative analysis of these three traditions. Religious Studies Reviewshow more

About Erin McCarthy

Erin McCarthy is associate professor of philosophy at St. Lawrence University and a member of the board of directors of ASIANetwork.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 - An Introduction Part 2 Part 1 - A Heuristic Framework Part 3 Part 2 - Outline of the Book Chapter 4 Chapter 2 - Towards a New Ethical Framework: Watsuji in Dialogue with the West Part 5 Part 1 - Ethics and the Human Being as Ningen Part 6 Part 2 - Heidegger: the Solitary Self Part 7 Part 3 - Husserl: Moving Towards a Relational Self Chapter 8 Chapter 3 - The Embodied Self Part 9 Part 1 - Husserl and the Body Part 10 Part 2 - Body East and West Part 11 Part 3 - Ningen, Ethics, and the Body Part 12 Part 4 - Yuasa's Theory of the Body Chapter 13 Chapter 4 - Towards an Embodied Ethics of Care Part 14 Part 1 - Care Ethics: East and West Part 15 Part 2 - Care Ethics and the Body Part 16 Part 3 - Reciprocity Part 17 Part 4 - Global Care Ethics Chapter 18 Chapter 5 - Body, Self and Ethics: Watsuji and Irigaray Part 19 Part 1 - Subjects in Betweenness Part 20 Part 2 - Bodies in Betweenness Part 21 Part 3 - Between and Beyond Watsuji and Irigaray Chapter 22 Chapter 6 - Conclusionshow more

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