Summary Book Review Ethics of Eros by Tina Chanter:
Download or read book Ethics of Eros written by Tina Chanter and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-02-04 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ethics of Eros sheds light on contemporary feminist discourse by questioning the basic distinctions and categories in feminist theory. Tina Chanter uses the work of Luce Irigaray as the focus for a critique of French and Anglo-American feminism as it is articulated in the debate over essentialism. While these two branches of feminism represent opposing views, Chanter advocates a productive exchange between the two.
Summary Book Review Response Ethics by Kelly Oliver:
Download or read book Response Ethics written by Kelly Oliver and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-10-18 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ideal for students in philosophy, animal studies and gender studies, this volume explores an important question: what grounds our ethical responsibility? It covers a range of topics including maternal bodies, animal rights, capital punishment, depression and trauma, demonstrating the evolution of Kelly Oliver's seminal work in response ethics.
Summary Book Review Mad for Foucault by Lynne Huffer:
Download or read book Mad for Foucault written by Lynne Huffer and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2010 with total page 374 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contemporary critiques of sexuality have their origins in the work of Michel Foucault. While Foucault's seminal arguments helped to establish the foundations of queer theory and greatly advance feminist critique, Lynne Huffer argues that our interpretation of the theorist's powerful ideas remains flawed.
Summary Book Review Interspecies Ethics by Cynthia Willett:
Download or read book Interspecies Ethics written by Cynthia Willett and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2014-08-05 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Interspecies Ethics explores animals' vast capacity for agency, justice, solidarity, humor, and communication across species. The social bonds diverse animals form provide a remarkable model for communitarian justice and cosmopolitan peace, challenging the human exceptionalism that drives modern moral theory. Situating biosocial ethics firmly within coevolutionary processes, this volume has profound implications for work in social and political thought, contemporary pragmatism, Africana thought, and continental philosophy. Interspecies Ethics develops a communitarian model for multispecies ethics, rebalancing the overemphasis on competition in the original Darwinian paradigm by drawing out and stressing the cooperationist aspects of evolutionary theory through mutual aid. The book's ethical vision offers an alternative to utilitarian, deontological, and virtue ethics, building its argument through rich anecdotes and clear explanations of recent scientific discoveries regarding animals and their agency. Geared toward a general as well as a philosophical audience, the text illuminates a variety of theories and contrasting approaches, tracing the contours of a postmoral ethics.
Summary Book Review Are the Lips a Grave? by Lynne Huffer:
Download or read book Are the Lips a Grave? written by Lynne Huffer and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2013-10-08 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lynne Huffer’s ambitious inquiry redresses the rift between feminist and queer theory, traversing the space of a new, post-moral sexual ethics that includes pleasure, desire, connection, and betrayal. She begins by balancing queer theorists’ politics of sexual freedoms with a moralizing feminist politics that views sexuality as harm. Drawing on the best insights from both traditions, she builds an ethics centered on eros, following Michel Foucault’s ethics as a practice of freedom and Luce Irigaray’s lyrical articulation of an ethics of sexual difference. Through this theoretical lens, Huffer examines everyday experiences of ethical connection and failure connected to sex, including queer sexual practices, sodomy laws, interracial love, pornography, and work-life balance. Her approach complicates sexual identities while challenging the epistemological foundations of subjectivity. She rethinks ethics “beyond good and evil” without underestimating, as some queer theorists have done, the persistence of what Foucault calls the “catastrophe” of morality. Elaborating a thinking-feeling ethics of the other, Huffer encourages contemporary intellectuals to reshape sexual morality from within, defining an ethical space that is both poetically suggestive and politically relevant, both conceptually daring and grounded in common sexual experience.
Summary Book Review Ethical Subjects in Contemporary Culture by Dave Boothroyd:
Download or read book Ethical Subjects in Contemporary Culture written by Dave Boothroyd and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2013-06-14 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shows how ethical subjectivity is not based on individual morals but contemporary cultureTaking his lead from the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas, and engaging with a number of ethical thinkers, Dave Boothroyd addresses a number of key contemporary ethical subjects. In doing so, he reveals how responsibility is grounded in the everyday encounters and situations we are all familiar with.
Summary Book Review Beyond the Human-Animal Divide by Dominik Ohrem:
Download or read book Beyond the Human-Animal Divide written by Dominik Ohrem and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-11-21 with total page 325 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores the potential of the concept of the creaturely for thinking and writing beyond the idea of a clear-cut human-animal divide, presenting innovative perspectives and narratives for an age which increasingly confronts us with the profound ecological, ethical and political challenges of a multispecies world. The text explores written work such as Samuel Beckett’s Worstward Ho and Michel Foucault's The Order of Things, video media such as the film "Creature Comforts" and the video game Into the Dead, and photography. With chapters written by an international group of philosophers, literary and cultural studies scholars, historians and others, the volume brings together established experts and forward-thinking early career scholars to provide an interdisciplinary engagement with ways of thinking and writing the creaturely to establish a postanthropocentric sense of human-animal relationality.
Summary Book Review Feminist Philosophies of Life by Hasana Sharp:
Download or read book Feminist Philosophies of Life written by Hasana Sharp and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2016-06-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Much of the history of Western ethical thought has revolved around debates about what constitutes a good life, and claims that a good life is achievable only by certain human beings. In Feminist Philosophies of Life, feminist, new materialist, posthumanist, and ecofeminist philosophers challenge this tendency, approaching the question of life from alternative perspectives. Signalling the importance of distinctively feminist reflections on matters of shared concern, Feminist Philosophies of Life not only exposes the propensity of discourses to normalize and exclude differently abled, racialized, feminized, and gender nonconforming people, it also asks questions about how life is constituted and understood without limiting itself to the human. A collection of articles that focuses on life as an organizing principle for ontology, ethics, and politics, chapters of this study respond to feminist thinkers such as Gloria Anzaldúa, Judith Butler, Adriana Cavarero, Simone de Beauvoir, Luce Irigaray, and Søren Kierkegaard. Divided into three parts, the book debates the question of life in and against the emerging school of new feminist materialism, provides feminist phenomenological and existentialist accounts of life, and focuses on lives marked by a particular precarity such as disability or incarceration, as well as life in the face of a changing climate. Calling for a broader account of lived experience, Feminist Philosophies of Life contains persuasive, original, and diverse analyses that address some of the most crucial feminist issues. Contributors include Christine Daigle (Brock University), Shannon Dea (University of Waterloo), Lindsay Eales (University of Alberta), Elizabeth Grosz (Duke University), Lisa Guenther (Vanderbilt University), Lynne Huffer (Emory University), Ada Jaarsma (Mount Royal University), Stephanie Jenkins (Oregon State University), Ladelle McWhorter (University of Richmond), Jane Barter Moulaison (University of Winnipeg), Astrida Neimanis (University of Sydney), Danielle Peers (University of Alberta), Stephen Seely (Rutgers University), Hasana Sharp (McGill University), Chloë Taylor (University of Alberta), Florentien Verhage (Washington and Lee University), Rachel Loewen Walker (Out Saskatoon), and Cynthia Willett (Emory University).
Summary Book Review Emmanuel Levinas by Abi Doukhan:
Download or read book Emmanuel Levinas written by Abi Doukhan and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2012-08-23 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Our era is profoundly marked by the phenomenon of exile and it is has become increasingly urgent to rethink the concept of exile and our stance towards it. This renewed reflection on the problem of exile brings to the fore a number of questions regarding the traditionally negative connotation of exile. Is there not another way to understand the condition of exile? Permeated with references to the 'stranger', the 'other' and 'exteriority', the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas signifies a positive understanding of exile. This original and compelling book distills from Levinas's philosophy a wisdom of exile, for the first time shedding a positive light on the condition of exile itself. Abi Doukhan argues that Levinas's philosophy can be understood as a comprehensive philosophy of exile, from his ethics to his thoughts on society, love, knowledge, spirituality and art, thereby presenting a comprehensive view of the philosophy of Levinas himself as well as a renewed understanding of the wealth and contribution of exile to a given society.
Author :Edward Dowler Publisher :Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd Release Date :2011 ISBN 10 :9780334041993 Pages :209 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.4/5 (199 users download)
Summary Book Review Theological Ethics by Edward Dowler:
Download or read book Theological Ethics written by Edward Dowler and published by Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd. This book was released on 2011 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Intended for those studying Christian ethics at upper undergraduate level, this book offers a discussion of Christian moral thought in a variety of key areas. It begins by asking 'What is Theological Ethics?' and proceeds to introducing different approaches to Ethics, Ethics in the Catholic and Protestant traditions and subjects.
Summary Book Review Virtue Ethics, Old and New by Stephen Mark Gardiner:
Download or read book Virtue Ethics, Old and New written by Stephen Mark Gardiner and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "There are grounds for saying that contemporary work in virtue ethics is, if not quite in its theoretical infancy, at least not far out of diapers. And this suggests that we should be gentle and nurturing, allowing it time to flourish before coming to any definitive verdict on its merits.... However, it is hard to deny that modern-day virtue ethics is part of a long, sophisticated and fairly continuous tradition. Not only does the approach have origins almost as ancient as philosophy itself, but its history also includes extensive work by such philosophical luminaries as (at least) Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Aquinas, and (perhaps) Hume and Nietzsche. And this suggests that we should already be in a good position to assess its appeal."--from the Introduction In Virtue Ethics, Old and New, ten philosophers seek to enrich the contemporary understanding and development of virtue ethics through a detailed examination of some key contributions from its past. Their essays demonstrate the continuing relevance of the history of moral philosophy to contemporary debates.
Summary Book Review Space, Gender, and Memory in Middle English Romance by Jan Shaw:
Download or read book Space, Gender, and Memory in Middle English Romance written by Jan Shaw and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-08-29 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a much-needed consideration of Melusine within medieval and contemporary theories of space, memory, and gender. The Middle English Melusine offers a particularly rich source for such a study, as it presents the story of a powerful fairy/human woman who desires a full human life—and death—within a literary tradition that is more friendly to women’s agency than its continental counterparts. After establishing a “textual habitus of wonder,” Jan Shaw explores the tale in relation to a range of Middle English traditions including love and marriage, the spatial practices of women, the operation of individual and collective memory, and the legacies of patrimony. Melusine emerges as a complex figure, representing a multifaceted feminine subject that furthers our understanding of Middle English women’s sense of self in the world.
Summary Book Review Feminist Interpretations of Emmanuel Levinas by Tina Chanter:
Download or read book Feminist Interpretations of Emmanuel Levinas written by Tina Chanter and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2010-11 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume of essays, all but one previously unpublished, investigates the question of Levinas&’s relationship to feminist thought. Levinas, known as the philosopher of the Other, was famously portrayed by Simone de Beauvoir as a patriarchal thinker who denigrated women by viewing them as the paradigmatic Other. Reconsideration of the validity of this interpretation of Levinas and exploration of what more positively can be derived from his thought for feminism are two of this volume&’s primary aims. Levinas breaks with Heidegger&’s phenomenology by understanding the ethical relation to the Other, the face-to-face, as exceeding the language of ontology. The ethical orientation of Levinas&’s philosophy assumes a subject who lives in a world of enjoyment, a world that is made accessible through the dwelling. The feminine presence presides over this dwelling, and the feminine face represents the first welcome. How is this feminine face to be understood? Does it provide a model for the infinite obligation to the Other, or is it a proto-ethical relation? The essays in this volume investigate this dilemma. Contributors are Alison Ainley, Diane Brody, Catherine Chalier, Luce Irigaray, Claire Katz, Kelly Oliver, Diane Perpich, Stella Sandford, Sonya Sikka, and Ewa Ziarek.
Summary Book Review Aquinas, Ethics, and Philosophy of Religion by Thomas Hibbs:
Download or read book Aquinas, Ethics, and Philosophy of Religion written by Thomas Hibbs and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2007-05-31 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Aquinas, Ethics, and Philosophy of Religion, Thomas Hibbs recovers the notion of practice to develop a more descriptive account of human action and knowing, grounded in the venerable vocabulary of virtue and vice. Drawing on Aquinas, who believed that all good works originate from virtue, Hibbs postulates how epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, and theology combine into a set of contemporary philosophical practices that remain open to metaphysics. Hibbs brings Aquinas into conversation with analytic and Continental philosophy and suggests how a more nuanced appreciation of his thought enriches contemporary debates. This book offers readers a new appreciation of Aquinas and articulates a metaphysics integrally related to ethical practice.
Summary Book Review Learning from the Other by Sharon Todd:
Download or read book Learning from the Other written by Sharon Todd and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2003-10-23 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How does ethics influence the myriad ways we engage difference within educational settings?
Summary Book Review Ethics of Eros by Tina Chanter:
Download or read book Ethics of Eros written by Tina Chanter and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 374 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Summary Book Review Self/Same/Other by Heather Walton:
Download or read book Self/Same/Other written by Heather Walton and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2000-03-01 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays explores the way our notions of self, other, subjectivity, gender and the sacred text are being re-visioned within contemporary theory. These new ways of conceiving create upheavals and radical shifts that rework our understanding of philosophical, psychological, political, sexual and spiritual identity, allowing us to trace the fault lines, regulatory forces, exclusions and unmarked spaces both within our selves, and within the discourses that attend these selves. As such, revisionings break down borders, and the encounter of literature and theology becomes a crucial focus for these explorations, as the self learns to resituate its own being creatively vis-a-vis others and, ultimately, the Other.