The Question of Ethics

The Question of Ethics : Nietzsche, Foucault, Heidegger

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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 more

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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 149.9 x 228.6 x 17.8mm | 362.88g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 025320593X
  • 9780253205933
  • 1,434,656

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"... stimulating and insightful ... a thoroughly researched and timely contribution to the secondary literature of ethics ..." Library Journal "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 Religionshow more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Selected Works Cited One Introduction: The Question Concerns Ethics Two The Question Turns on Ethics: Self-Overcoming in NietzscheOs Genealogy of the Ascetic Ideal 1. The Functions of Recoil 2. NietzscheOs Self-Overcoming Is the Middle Voice of Metaphysics 3. Genealogy and the Ascetic Ideal 4. The Ascetic Ideal and the Ascetic Priest: OThere is Nothing of Virtue in ThisO 5. OProbably It Infects Even UsO Three Ethics Is the Question: The Fragmented Subject in FoucaultOs Genealogy 1. GenealogyOs Ethos 2. The Unbearable Lightness of Reason: ReasonOs Recoil in Madness 3. A Genealogy of Genealogical Knowledge 4. Fragmented Man 5. Games of Truth, the Ethical Subject Four The Question of DaseinOs Most Proper Being 1. DaseinOs Eigenste Being 2. A Recoiling Search for Authenticity 3. The Question of Suffering 4. Ecstasis 5. Overturning in The Basic Problems of Phenomenology 6. The Truth of Ecstasis 7. Ethos/Ecstasis Five These Violent Passions: The RectorOs Address Six OAll TruthO--Is That Not a Compound Lie?O The Aescetic Ideal in HeideggerOs Thought 1. The Unfolding of the Ascetic Ideal in the Unfolding of the Appeal of Being 2. Giving Thought to Simple Oneness 3. A Simple Conjunction 4. The Rule of Being in Gelassenheit 5. OWe Need Desperately to See in the DarkO Notes Indexshow more

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