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Against Ethics : Contributions to a Poetics of Obligation with Constant Reference to Deconstruction - John D. Caputo

Against Ethics

Contributions to a Poetics of Obligation with Constant Reference to Deconstruction

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Published: 1st October 1993
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"Against Ethics is beautifully written, clever, learned, thought-provoking, and even inspiring." -- Theological Studies

"Writing in the form of his ideas, Caputo offers the reader a truly exquisite reading experience.... his iconic style mirrors a truly refreshing honesty that draws the reader in to play." -- Quarterly Journal of Speech

"Against Ethics is, in my judgment, one of the most important works on philosophical ethics that has been written in recent years.... Caputo speaks with a passion and a concern that are rare in academic philosophy. His profound sense of humor deepens the passion of the viewpoints he develops." -- Mark C. Taylor

"Obligation happens " declares Caputo in this brilliant and witty postmodern critique of ethics, framed as a contemporary restaging of Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling.

Acknowledgments
Against Ethicsp. 1
Between Good and Evilp. 20
Dionysus vs. the Rabbip. 42
In the Names of Justicep. 69
The Epoch of Judgmentp. 93
Almost Perfect Foolsp. 123
A Happy Eventp. 129
Several Lyrical-Philosophical Discourses on Various Jewgreek Parables and Paradigms with Constant Reference to Obligationp. 134
Jewgreek Bodies: An Antiphenomenological Supplement to the Lyrical-Philosophical Discoursesp. 194
Otherwise than Ethics, or Why We Too Are Still Impiousp. 220
Notesp. 249
Indexp. 289
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ISBN: 9780253208163
ISBN-10: 0253208165
Series: Studies in Continental Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st October 1993
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.49