Journals Higher Education



15 October 2008

200 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823229741

Bookseller Code (01)

Difficulties of Ethical Life

Edited by Shannon Sullivan and Dennis J. Schmidt

A Fordham University Press Publication

Philosophy is being radically transformed by questions of how to live well. What does such a way of life mean? How are we to understand the meaning of ethicality? What are the obstacles to ethical living? And should we assume that an ethical life is a betterlife?Current developments seem to have outstripped the capacity of traditional forms of reflection to answer these questions. Ranging from existentialism to deconstruction, phenomenology to psychoanalytic theory, andhermeneutics to post-structuralism, these twelve essays take up a wide but clearly connected set of issues relevant to living ethically: race, responsibility, religion, terror, torture, technology, deception, and eventhe very possibility of an ethical life. Some of the questions addressed are specific to our times; others are ancient questions but with quite contemporary twists.


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