The Step Back: Ethics And Politics After Deconstruction (S U N Y Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)

State University of New York Press, May 2005. Hardcover. Used - Very Good / Very Good. Item #110051
ISBN: 0791464636

This original contribution to the ethical and political significance of philosophy addresses a number of major themes--identity, violence, the erotic, freedom, responsibility, religious belief, globalization--and critically engages with the work of Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Derrida, and Levinas. It promotes a unique blend of deconstructive critique and a certain English skepticism, leading to the affirmation of a negative capability--a patience and vigilance in the face of both human folly and philosophy's own homegrown pathologies. The author argues for the extension of our sense of openness and responsibility to animal life, and indeed life in general, and not just to the human.

Inscribed by David Wood on title page: 'To Irene Enjoy stepping back (but don't fall over). David Wood April 2006.' Clean, solid in dust jacket.

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