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The Ethics of Postmodernity

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Publisher : Northwestern University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0810113767
Pages : 276 pages
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Download The Ethics of Postmodernity PDF Format Full Free by Gary B. Madison and published by Northwestern University Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recently the question of ethics has become a dominant issue for philosophical reflection. In THE ETHICS OF POSTMODERNITY, Gary Madison and Marty Fairbarn have collected instructive and illuminating essays that address the dilemmas left in the wake of the postmodern attack on foundationalism. This collection is a powerful statement about the many directions a post-metaphysical ethics might take.


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Postmodernity, Ethics and the Novel

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1134638655
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Postmodernity, Ethics and the Novel PDF Format Full Free by Andrew Gibson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2002-01-04 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Postmodernity, Ethics and the Novel Andrew Gibson sets out to demonstrate that postmodern theory has actually made possible an ethical discourse around fiction. Each chapter elaborates and discusses a particular aspect of Levinas' thought and raises questions for that thought and its bearing on the novel. It also contains detailed analyses of particular texts. Part of the book's originality is its concentration on a range of modernist and postmodern novels which have seldom if ever served as the basis for a larger ethical theory of fiction. Postmodernity, Ethics and the Novel discusses among others the writings of Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Jane Austen, Samuel Beckett, Marcel Proust and Salman Rushdie.


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Lawrence Durrell, Postmodernism and the Ethics of Alterity

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Publisher : Rodopi
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ISBN 13 : 9789042004818
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Lawrence Durrell, Postmodernism and the Ethics of Alterity PDF Format Full Free by Stefan Herbrechter and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 1999 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is of interest for any reader wishing to explore the interface between literature, and critical and cultural theory. It investigates the notions of alterity which underlie the work of Lawrence Durrell and postmodernist theory. Grass (Irmgard Elsner Hunt).


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Postmodernity, Ethics and the Novel

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ISBN 13 : 1134638647
Pages : 241 pages
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Download Postmodernity, Ethics and the Novel PDF Format Full Free by Andrew Gibson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2002-01-04 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Postmodernity, Ethics and the Novel Andrew Gibson sets out to demonstrate that postmodern theory has actually made possible an ethical discourse around fiction. Each chapter elaborates and discusses a particular aspect of Levinas' thought and raises questions for that thought and its bearing on the novel. It also contains detailed analyses of particular texts. Part of the book's originality is its concentration on a range of modernist and postmodern novels which have seldom if ever served as the basis for a larger ethical theory of fiction. Postmodernity, Ethics and the Novel discusses among others the writings of Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Jane Austen, Samuel Beckett, Marcel Proust and Salman Rushdie.


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Postmodern Ethics

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Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
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ISBN 13 : 9780631186939
Pages : 262 pages
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Download Postmodern Ethics PDF Format Full Free by Zygmunt Bauman and published by Wiley-Blackwell. This book was released on 1993-12-08 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Zygmunt Bauman's powerful and persuasive study of the postmodern perspective on ethics is particularly welcome. For Bauman the great issues of ethics have lost none of their topicality: they simply need to be seen, and dealt with, in a wholly new way. Our era, he suggests, may actually represent a dawning, rather than a twilight, for ethics.


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Postmodernism and the Ethics of Theological Knowledge

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ISBN 13 : 1317077253
Pages : 154 pages
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Download Postmodernism and the Ethics of Theological Knowledge PDF Format Full Free by Justin Thacker and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-08 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book establishes the necessary integration of theological knowledge with theological ethics. It does this as a response to the postmodern critique of Christianity, as exemplified in Rorty and Lyotard. They argue that any claim to know God is necessarily tyrannical. Contemporary responses to such postmodern thinking often fail to address adequately the ethical critique that is made. This book redresses that balance by suggesting that our knowedge of God and love of the Other are so intimately connected that we cannot have one without the other. In the absence of love, then, we simply do not know God. Justin Thacker proposes that an effective theological response to postmodernity must address both knowledge and ethics in an integrated fashion as presented in this book.


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Timothy Findley's Novels Between Ethics and Postmodernism

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Publisher : Königshausen & Neumann
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ISBN 13 : 9783826030055
Pages : 212 pages
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Download Timothy Findley's Novels Between Ethics and Postmodernism PDF Format Full Free by Dagmar Krause and published by Königshausen & Neumann. This book was released on 2005 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Timothy Findley (1930-2002) is one of the most important contemporary Canadian writers. His novels have been classified as postmodern, exhibiting characteristic features such as parody, historiographic metafiction, and hybrid genres. This classification of Findley as a postmodern writer, however, largely neglects the fact that Findley is deeply committed to the exploration of certain ethical and political themes. Recurring topics in his work are, for instance, fascism, environmental concerns, and the problem of responsibility. Sparked off by the fascinating question of how postmodernism and ethics can be reconciled at all, and inspired by the so-called ethical turn in the literary theory of the 1990s, this study supplies a closer look at Findley's ethics with regard to its postmodern potential. A detailed analysis of five of his novels (The Wars, Famous Last Words, Not Wanted on the Voyage, The Telling of Lies and Headhunter) explores the ethical dimension of Findleys work and its consequences for his categorization as a postmodern writer.


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Postmodern Ethics, Emptiness, and Literature

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Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN 13 : 1498519210
Pages : 291 pages
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Download Postmodern Ethics, Emptiness, and Literature PDF Format Full Free by Jae-seong Lee and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2015-12-24 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study advances contemporary postmodern/poststructural critical theory, literary criticism in particular, with the help of Mahāyāna—especially Ch’an/Seon (Chinese and Korean Zen)—Buddhist thought. The quest for theinfinity of the Other (West) and Emptiness or the true I (East) contributes to the exploration of the contemporary critical issues of ethics and infinity. Such an approach will awaken our sense of unrepresented, genuine transcendence and immanence; The Buddhist Emptiness shows us the absolute Other illuminated on a vaster scale. The theory section explores and links Eastern and Western philosophies, switching between the two. While discussing in depth Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, Levinas, Lacan, Deleuze, and Nancy, this study gradually guides the reader from the contemporary Western thought on the Other and infinity to the Buddhist vision of Emptiness, the ultimate reality. To overcome the dualistic mode of thought inherent in tradition of Western metaphysics, this exploration follows the line that observes Nāgārjuna and the imprint of Ch’an teachings that are most prevalent in South Korean Buddhism. The last three chapters demonstrate a Levinasian and Seon Buddhist approach to the book of Job, part of the Judeo-Christian Bible, as being a more literary than religious text, and the excess of the Gothic mood in the two most distinguished and widely celebrated novels—Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The three texts compel readers to confront the infinity of the absolute Other or Emptiness. The Grand Prize Winner of the 7th Wonhyo Academic Awards from the Korean Buddhism Promotion Foundation.


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Ethics and Desire in the Wake of Postmodernism

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1441134395
Pages : 208 pages
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Download Ethics and Desire in the Wake of Postmodernism PDF Format Full Free by Graham Matthews and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2012-04-26 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is the significance of writing in the wake of postmodernism? The previous decade has seen a growing interest in criticism of postmodern ethics and aesthetics from theorists and writers. This book begins to answer what art form or critical methodology might take its place. Exploring the work of six contemporary novelists - Bret Easton Ellis, J.G. Ballard, Will Self, Michel Houellebecq, Tama Janowitz and Chuck Palahniuk - Ethics and Desire in the Wake of Postmodernism delivers a series of interventions into six key areas of contemporary debate: fear, nihilism, revolution, ethics, enjoyment and feminism. The book goes on to develop an innovative critical methodology which reinvigorates the ability of art and literature to engage in ideological critique. Rather than valorising separatism, plurality or indeterminacy, this approach delivers a critical framework which enacts a radical de-centering of the fundamental coordinates of contemporary society.


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Why History?

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Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780415164160
Pages : 248 pages
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Download Why History? PDF Format Full Free by Keith Jenkins and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author aims to show, through a series of case studies of Derrida and others, that postmodern ways of thinking signal the end of history - 'history' especially when taken in either of two forms: the metanarrative on the one hand, and the professional, academic form on the other. -- introd.


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An Ethics of Dissensus

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Publisher : Stanford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780804741033
Pages : 308 pages
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Download An Ethics of Dissensus PDF Format Full Free by Ewa P?onowska Ziarek and published by Stanford University Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Addressing a constellation of diverse thinkers—including Emmanuel Levinas, Patricia Williams, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Michel Foucault, Frantz Fanon, Julia Kristeva, and Luce Irigaray—the author proposes a new conception of ethics, an ethics of dissensus that rethinks the relation between freedom and obligation in a double context of embodiment and antagonism. The author employs discourses that have hitherto been segregated: postmodern ethics, feminism, race theory, and the idea of radical democracy.


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Buddhism and Postmodernity

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Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN 13 : 9780739164273
Pages : 338 pages
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Download Buddhism and Postmodernity PDF Format Full Free by Jin Y. Park and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2010-10-28 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through a close analysis of Zen encounter dialogues (gong'ans) and Huayan Buddhist philosophy, Buddhism and Postmodernity offers a new ethical paradigm for Buddhist-postmodern philosophy.


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Postmodern Welfare

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Publisher : SAGE
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ISBN 13 : 0857026054
Pages : 204 pages
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Download Postmodern Welfare PDF Format Full Free by Peter Leonard and published by SAGE. This book was released on 1997-05-28 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Peter Leonard provides an accessible analysis of debates about the crisis of the welfare state under the contemporary conditions of postmodern scepticism and the triumphs of global market capitalism. In the last two decades Western governments have sought to replace the post-war welfare compact with neo-conservative individualism. The prospects for the Left look bleak. At the same time, postmodern critique raises profound questions about the validity of a mass politics of emancipation based on the universal values of justice, reason and progress. From a critical perspective founded in Marxism and feminism, Leonard uses elements of postmodern deconstruction to consider how we might now re-think the present and future of welfare. He draws the reader into a dialogue about the implications for reconstructing welfare: of changes in ideas about the individual subject; the context of culture and racism; the organization of welfare; the nature of ′the new economy′; and the possibilities of a politics of resistance.


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The Ethical Foundations of Postmodernity

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Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
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ISBN 13 : 3867418705
Pages : 422 pages
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Download The Ethical Foundations of Postmodernity PDF Format Full Free by Nina Michaela Von Dahlern and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2013-07 with total page 422 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A (re-)turn to ethics, which began in the 1980s and 1990s and is still predominant today, has been ascribed to literary studies and theory. In this book theoretical issues within ethics are discussed based on the examples of literary analyses. The authors examined are Margaret Atwood, Jeffrey Eugenides, and Robert M. Pirsig. The main questions concern the foundation on which ethical concepts are based, and the way in which such concepts function. These topics are evidently connected to matters of human concepts and human nature in general, which are understood to be fundamentally communicative. Contrary to popular conclusions of relativity, the need for a realist foundation of ethics - implying universal validity - will be revealed. It is not only possible, but also necessary to develop such an idea of ethics within a postmodern relativist framework. A communicative foundationalist ethics will thus be designed. With regard to literature an increasing emergence of first-person narrative can be witnessed in addition to a new focus on a realist and more mimetic style after a peak of pluralist conceptions at the end of the twentieth and the beginning of the twenty-first centuries. The analysis of such narrative situations will reveal the significance of the narrative generation of individual personalities for an understanding of ethical questions. The conflict between relativist and realist points of view centers on the postmodern critique of the individual. The study of the literary generation of individuals will elucidate means of confronting this critique. The theoretical background includes the poststructuralist and communicative concepts of Judith Butler and Seyla Benhabib as well as Ernst Tugendhat's analytical approach. Nina von Dahlern studied English language and literature, philosophy, sociology, and educational sciences at the Universities of Hamburg and Heidelberg. This book is based on her Ph.D. thesis.


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Theology after Postmodernity

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Publisher : OUP Oxford
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ISBN 13 : 0191611832
Pages : 448 pages
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Download Theology after Postmodernity PDF Format Full Free by Tina Beattie and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2013-10-04 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Theology after Postmodernity is a ground-breaking study that has the capacity to transform the relationship between psychoanalytic theory and Christian theology. Reading the theology of Thomas Aquinas in close engagement with the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan, Tina Beattie shows how Thomism exerted a formative influence on Lacan, and she also shows how a Lacanian approach can bring rich new insights to Thomas's theology. A growing number of English-speaking scholars now recognize the extent to which twentieth century French theorists and philosophers were influenced by medieval theology, and there have been several studies of Jacques Lacan's Thomism. However, this is the first study published in English to bring a Lacanian feminist perspective to bear on the theology of Thomas Aquinas. Focusing on the centrality of desire in Thomas's theology and Lacan's psychoanalytic theory, Beattie follows Lacan along an overgrown and often hidden path through the changing configurations of desire, gender, and knowledge from their Aristotelian formation in the medieval universities to their fragmentation in the collapse of modernity's visions and values. Beattie offers a penetrating critique of Thomas's Aristotelianism, but she also excavates the mystical treasures within his theology. This enables her to show how Thomas's God remains an unconscious but potent influence in the shaping of modern western thought, and to ask what transformations might be needed in order to bring about a Thomism for our times. Probing beneath the surface of Thomas's Summa Theologiae and other writings, she brings to light the Other of Thomas's One God - an incarnate, maternal Trinity who emerges when Thomas's Aristotelian ontotheology is suspended and the more neglected aspects of his doctrinal and theological insights are allowed to emerge. Lacan makes possible a renewed Thomism which offers a rich theology of creation, incarnation, and redemption capable of responding to some of the most urgent and far-reaching challenges that questions of gender, nature, and God pose to Christian theological language in its classical and postmodern formations.


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Stories of the Middle Space

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Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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ISBN 13 : 0773536892
Pages : 294 pages
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Download Stories of the Middle Space PDF Format Full Free by Deborah C. Bowen and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2010 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Postmodernism's critics often accuse the movement of being dangerously amoral because of its apparent wariness of concepts such as truth, ethics, and justice. Stories of the Middle Space explores the possibility of "postmodernism-with-a-conscience" and examines a variety of British and Canadian postmodern fiction to show how twentieth-century critical theory can be brought into fruitful dialogue with a faith-based perspective." "Highlighting the wide variety of ethical concerns considered by writers such as Timothy Findley, Thomas King, Carol Shields, Julian Barnes, A.S. Byatt, and Salman Rushdie, Deborah Bowen makes the case for a new category of "postmodern realism" and shows how contemporary stories about "the real" and "the good" are constructed. Applying theoretical insights from Emmanuel Levinas and Mikhail Bakhtin, Bowen investigates categories of postmodern realism such as magic realism, parody, and metafiction while laying the groundwork for Christian readings of a medium that is often perceived as largely irreligious." "An illuminating study of well-known contemporary writers, Stories of the Middle Space is a critically nuanced and methodologically innovative work that reads the postmodern from a faith-based perspectives to create new literary insights." "Deborah Bowen addresses the ethical concerns of a wide variety of postmodern fiction from a faith-based perspective that engages with the decentred discourses of post-structuralism. She suggests that a focus on the middle space between language and the world not only provides new insights into the construction of the real and the notion of a "good" story but also resituates the possibility of Christian reading in a largely post-Christian era"--BOOK JACKET.


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Person and Good

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Pages : 329 pages
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Download Person and Good PDF Format Full Free by Janez Juhant and published by Lit Verlag. This book was released on 2006 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the old times on, doubtless ethics presents an important part of philosophy, mainly as guidance for solving practical problems. In the times of big social changes the ethical questions arise anew. The current times of scientific and technological radical changes, of globalization and instability, demand up-to-date ethical discussion and answers. According to all the differences in the world, which occur because of the media and technological capabilities present in the consciousness of ordinary people, one should ask himself how to find the directions of the action and activity of an individual, of people, of humanity. And as a result of the rapid development of scientific and technological power, the things are becoming more and more complicated and potentially dangerous. What was in the past solved only by God and by the nature itself, it is today also essentially influenced by humans themselves. Hence, the ethics and morality are far more important as they used to be and they concern the survival of humanity as such. However, the authors in this book have been trying to face these problems.