Ethics-politics-subjectivity: Levinas and Contemporary French Thought

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This volume examines the three questions at the centre of contemporary theoretical debate: what is ethical experience? what can be said of the subject who has this experience? and what, if any, is the relation of ethical experience to politics?

ISBN: 9781844673513 Author: Critchley, Simon Publisher: Verso Books Publication Date: 1st May 2009 Imprint: Verso Cover: Paperback Dewey: 194 (edition:23) Pages: xi, 302 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

In Ethics-Politics-Subjectivity, Simon Critchley takes up three questions at the centre of contemporary theoretical debate: What is ethical experience? What can be said of the subject who has this experience? What, if any, is the relation of ethical experience to politics? Through spirited confrontations with major thinkers, such as Lacan, Nancy, Rorty, and, in particular, Levinas and Derrida, Critchley finds answers in a nuanced “ethics of finitude” and defends the political possibilities of deconstruction. Democracy, economics, friendship, and technology are all considered anew in Critchley’s bold excursions on the meaning and value of recent French philosophy.

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