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

Annika Thiem


Moral philosophy and poststructuralism have long been considered two antithetical enterprises. Moral philosophy is invested in securing norms, whereas poststructuralism attempts to unclench the grip of norms on our lives. Moreover, poststructuralism is often suspected of undoing the possibility of ethical knowledge by emphasizing the unstable, socially constructed nature of our practices and knowledge. This book argues that Judith Butler's work makes possible a productive encounter between moral philosophy and poststructuralism, rethinking respon ... More

Keywords: moral philosophy, poststructuralism, ethical knowledge, Judith Butler, responsibility, critique, ethics, politics, power, social criticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780823228980
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823228980.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Annika Thiem, author