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Difficulties of Ethical Life$
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Shannon Sullivan and Dennis J. Schmidt

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780823229734

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823229734.001.0001

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Ethical Experience, Ethical Subjectivity

Ethical Experience, Ethical Subjectivity

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(p.51) 4 Ethical Experience, Ethical Subjectivity
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Difficulties of Ethical Life
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Simon Critchley

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823229734.003.0005

This chapter confronts contemporary political disappointment with the world and argues that a secular conception of morality is needed to motivate ethical commitment. Drawing on the ethical philosophies of Alain Badiou, Knud Ejler Løgstrup, and Emmanuel Levinas, the chapter demonstrates how the impossibility of fulfilling ethical demands splits the subject between itself and the impossibility of its responsibility.

Keywords:   ethics, ethical experience, Alain Badiou, Knud Ejler Løgstrup, Emmanuel Levinas, morality, responsibility

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