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The Anthropological TurnThe Human Orientation of Karl Rahner

The Anthropological Turn: The Human Orientation of Karl Rahner

Anton Losinger

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823220663
eISBN:
9780823235667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823220663.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The form and content of the study of theology in the modern epoch are marked by a vast quantity and variety of the most diverse and, in part, the most divergent points of departure. ... More

Aspects of AlterityLevinas, Marcel, and the Contemporary Debate

Aspects of Alterity: Levinas, Marcel, and the Contemporary Debate

Brian Treanor

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226849
eISBN:
9780823235100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226849.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

“Every other is truly other, but no other is wholly other”. This is the claim that this book defends. Taking up the question of otherness that so fascinates contemporary continental ... More

Confucius, Rawls, and the Sense of Justice

Confucius, Rawls, and the Sense of Justice

Erin Cline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245086
eISBN:
9780823252596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245086.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This work examines and compares the role of a sense of justice in the ethical and political thought of Confucius (Kongzi) and John Rawls, and presents an argument concerning why comparative studies ... More

Decreation and the Ethical BindSimone Weil and the Claim of the Other

Decreation and the Ethical Bind: Simone Weil and the Claim of the Other

Yoon Sook Cha

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275250
eISBN:
9780823277087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275250.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Decreation and the Ethical Bind identifies a decreative ethics, whereby self-dispossession underwrites an ethical obligation to preserve the other from harm. The author shows how obligation emerges ... More

Difficulties of Ethical Life

Difficulties of Ethical Life

Shannon Sullivan and Dennis J. Schmidt (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229734
eISBN:
9780823235186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229734.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book brings the powerful insights of Continental philosophy to bear on some of the most challenging difficulties of ethical life. Currently philosophy is being radically transformed by questions ... More

The Disfigured FaceTraditional Natural Law and Its Encounter with Modernity

The Disfigured Face: Traditional Natural Law and Its Encounter with Modernity

Luis Cortest

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228539
eISBN:
9780823235681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228539.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The central argument of this book is that the traditional notion of Natural Law has almost disappeared from the ethical and moral discourse of our time. For Thomas ... More

Giving an Account of Oneself

Giving an Account of Oneself

Judith Butler

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225033
eISBN:
9780823235230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225033.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What does it mean to lead a moral life? This book offers a provocative outline for a new ethical practice—one responsive to the need for critical autonomy and grounded in a new sense of the human ... More

The Intrigue of EthicsA Reading of the Idea of Discourse in the Thought of Emmanuel Levinas

The Intrigue of Ethics: A Reading of the Idea of Discourse in the Thought of Emmanuel Levinas

Jeffrey Dudiak

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823220922
eISBN:
9780823235759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823220922.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book explains how human beings can live more peacefully with one another by understanding the conditions of possibility for dialogue. Philosophically, this challenge is ... More

Levinas and the Night of BeingA Guide to Totality and Infinity

Levinas and the Night of Being: A Guide to Totality and Infinity

Raoul Moati

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273195
eISBN:
9780823273249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273195.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Can we truly claim that metaphysics is over? That we are living, as the post-phenomenological trend claims, in the epoch of the “end of metaphysics”? Through a close reading of Levinas’s masterpiece, ... More

Nietzsche and the Becoming of Life

Nietzsche and the Becoming of Life

Vanessa Lemm (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262861
eISBN:
9780823266524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262861.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Throughout his writing career Nietzsche advocates the affirmation of earthly life as a way to counteract nihilism and asceticism. This volume takes stock of the complexities and wide-ranging ... More

Scheler's Ethical PersonalismIts Logic, Development, and Promise

Scheler's Ethical Personalism: Its Logic, Development, and Promise

Peter H. Spader

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823221776
eISBN:
9780823235629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823221776.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book is a study of Max Scheler being one of the earliest phenomenologist and greatest figures in the early years of the 20th century, whose theory of ethical personalism has become a major voice ... More

Technologies of Life and DeathFrom Cloning to Capital Punishment

Technologies of Life and Death: From Cloning to Capital Punishment

Kelly Oliver

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251087
eISBN:
9780823253036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251087.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Debates over cloning and genetic engineering often revolve around the question of sovereignty and who has the right to choose. Debates over capital punishment revolve around questions of the ... More

Unbecoming SubjectsJudith Butler, Moral Philosophy, and Critical Responsibility

Unbecoming Subjects: Judith Butler, Moral Philosophy, and Critical Responsibility

Annika Thiem

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228980
eISBN:
9780823235865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228980.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Moral philosophy and poststructuralism have long been considered two antithetical enterprises. Moral philosophy is invested in securing norms, whereas poststructuralism attempts to ... More

Understanding EvilLessons from Bosnia

Understanding Evil: Lessons from Bosnia

Keith Doubt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227006
eISBN:
9780823235872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227006.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book seeks to articulate the evil that happened in Bosnia within the context of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Its analysis centers on the question of whether it is ... More

Will as Commitment and ResolveAn Existential Account of Creativity, Love, Virtue, and Happiness

Will as Commitment and Resolve: An Existential Account of Creativity, Love, Virtue, and Happiness

John J. Davenport

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225750
eISBN:
9780823235896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225750.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In contemporary philosophy, the will is often regarded as a sheer philosophical fiction. In this book, the author argues not only that the will is the central power of human agency ... More

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