Title Ethics After Poststructuralism
Subtitle A Critical Reader
Author Lee Olsen, Brendan Johnston, Ann Keniston
ISBN 9781476676876
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 242
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2020
Original publisher McFarland (Eurospan Group)
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In an era of economic devastation, ongoing legacies of colonization and imperialism, climate change and habitat loss, there is a call for a new understanding of the meaning and relevance of ethics. These essays on otherness, responsibility, and hospitality raise urgent questions about the state of ethics in tumultuous times. Contributors range from prominent theorists--including Levinas, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, and Giorgio Agamben--to more recent theorists including Judith Butler, Enrique Dussell, and Rosi Braidotti. Perhaps most crucially, this reader emphasizes the always vulnerable status of a radically different Other, even as it questions what responsibility to that Other might mean.



Introduction (Lee Olsen and Brendan Johnston)

Section 1: Hospitality and Responsibility for the Other • Responsibility for the Other (Emmanuel Levinas) • From “Hospitality, Justice, and Responsibility: A Dialogue” (Jacques Derrida) • Precarious Life (Judith Butler) • Is Autonomy Unethical? Trauma and the Politics of Responsibility (Mari Ruti) • Feminist Reflections on Vulnerability: Disrespect, Obligation, Action (Ewa Plonowska Ziarek) •

Section 2: States of Exception • From “Right of Death and Power over Life” (Michel Foucault) • Introduction to Homo Sacer (Giorgio Agamben) • Liberal Multiculturalism and the Ethics of Hospitality in the Age of Globalization (Meyda Yegenoglu)

Section 3: Decoloniality and Ethics • “Sensibility” and “Otherness” in Emmanuel Levinas (Enrique Dussel) • From “Globalization, Organization, and the Ethics of Liberation” (Enrique Dussel with
Eduardo Ibarra-Colado
) • On Pluritopic Hermeneutics, Trans-modern Thinking, and Decolonial Philosophy (Madina V. Tlostanova and Walter D. Mignolo) • From “Levinas’s Hegemonic Identity Politics, Radical Philosophy, and the Unfinished Project of Decolonization” (Nelson Maldonado-Torres)

Section 4: Posthuman Ethics • From “The Animal That Therefore I Am (More to Follow)” (Jacques Derrida) • From “Posthuman Ethics and the Becoming Animal of Emmanuel Levinas” (Mary Bunch) • From “Articulating Ecological Ethics and Politics” (Mick Smith) • Affirmation versus Vulnerability: On Contemporary Ethical Debates (Rosi Braidotti)


About the Editors:

Lee Olsen lectures at the University of Nevada, Reno. His work focuses on post-1950s North American literature, political economics, and trauma theory.

Brendan Johnston lectures at the University of Nevada, Reno. His work focuses on modernist poetry, contemporary continental philosophy, and new materialism.

Ann Keniston is a professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Target Audience:

Students and academicians of philosophy.


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