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Ethics and Politics after Poststructuralism : Levinas, Derrida and Nancy

Author: Madeleine Fagan
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2013.
Series: Taking on the political.
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What would political thought look like without the foundation of ethics? Drawing on the work of Emmanuel Levinas, Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Nancy, Madeleine Fagan puts forward a radical and far-reaching refusal of foundational ethics. Instead, she proposes an account of the inseparability of ethics and politics.
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Fagan, Madeleine.
Ethics and politics after poststructuralism.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2013474748
(OCoLC)850856355
Named Person: Emmanuel Lévinas; Jacques Derrida; Jean-Luc Nancy; Jacques Derrida; Emmanuel Lévinas; Jean-Luc Nancy; Emmanuel Lévinas; Jacques Derrida; Jean-Luc Nancy
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Madeleine Fagan
ISBN: 9780748685141 0748685146 9780748695119 0748695117 130611781X 9781306117814
OCLC Number: 862614304
Description: 1 online resource (209 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction --
The Politics of Ethical Theory; The Limits of Ethical Theory; Non-foundational Ethics and Practical Politics; The Limits of Ethics and Politics; Map of the Book; Chapter 1Ethics, Politics, Limits; Introduction: Tracing the Limits of Theories; The Promise and Limitations of Post-foundational Ethics; Relational ethics; Relativism, inconsistency or blandness: a triple bind; Poststructuralism and progressive politics; The Move from Ethics to Politics; The politics of alterity; The ethical relation; The move from ethics to politics: duty in decision. The politics of alterity: democracyThe politics of ethical difference; The ethical relation; The move from ethics to politics: a Levinasian supplement; The politics of ethical difference: democracy; Refiguring the Limit between Ethics and Politics; Refusing ethics; The separation of ethics and politics; Working at the limits of theories; Chapter 2Emmanuel Levinas: Ethics as Relation; Introduction: Ethics, Politics and the Third Person; The Other; Ontology, knowledge and totalisation; Alterity and relational subjectivity; The face; Responsibility; The Third Person; The immediacy of the Third. The impossibility of responsibilityProblematising ethics and politics: justice, charity and the state; Relationality as Plurality; Chapter 3Jacques Derrida: The Im-possibility of Responsibility; Introduction: Theory, Im-possibility, Limits; The Responsible Decision; The limits of knowledge; The limits of the subject; The Ethics of Deconstruction?; Response, the Other and absolute duty; The unconditional; Undecidability; The Politics of Deconstruction?; Deducing politics from ethics; Political in(ter)ventions; Im-possibility and the trace; Chapter 4Jean-Luc Nancy: The Transimmanence ofEthics. Introduction: Starting at the LimitThe Singular-Plural of Being; The 'with' and the hyphen; Sharing, exposure and the in-common; Politics without Essence; Totalisation and the resistance of community; The politics of transimmanence; Ethics without Transcendence; The ethical and the ontological; The invention of justice; Ontology, ethos, limits; Chapter 5The Limits of Theory: Ethics, Politics, Practice; Introduction: Displacing the Line between Ethics and Politics; Grounds, Origins and Foundations; Looking for a more responsible politics; The relation of ethics and politics.
Series Title: Taking on the political.
Responsibility: by Madeleine Fagan.

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What would political thought look like without the foundation of ethics? Drawing on the work of Emmanuel Levinas, Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Nancy, Madeleine Fagan puts forward a radical and far-reaching refusal of foundational ethics. Instead, she proposes an account of the inseparability of ethics and politics.

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