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Throwing the Moral Dice: Ethics and the Problem of Contingency

Thomas Claviez and Viola Marchi


Since Greek tragedy and philosophy, ethics has—more or less successfully—served as a bulwark against contingency; or at least to provide guidance in cases were decisions had to be taken in the face of the undecidable. The essays collected here tackle this problem against the background of an Enlightenment that has made the overcoming of contingency its raison d’être. However, contingency’s hardnosed existence subverts this success story. And it seems that Hegel’s dialectics—whose main goal it is to eliminate it—forms something like a last line of defence against it. Ranging from topics like co ... More

Keywords: agency, community, contingency, dialectics, ecology, ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780823298075
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823298075.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Claviez, editor
University of Bern

Viola Marchi, editor
University of Bern