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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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9/11: America and the Politics of Innocence

9/11: America and the Politics of Innocence

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(p.72) 5 9/11: America and the Politics of Innocence
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Difficulties of Ethical Life
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Debra B. Bergoffen

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823229734.003.0006

This chapter examines how the September 11 attacks in America have adopted a politics of innocence that attempts to free itself from the ethical requirements of intersubjectivity. It reveals that although the politics of innocence may be a recipe for injustice, a dynamic relationship between the symbolic, the imaginary, and the real offers ethical possibilities that could provide grounds for a noninnocent future.

Keywords:   America, September 11 attacks, politics, innocence, ethics, intersubjectivity

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