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Trouble with strangers

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In this major new book, Terry Eagleton, one of the world s greatest cultural theorists, writes with wit, eloquence and clarity on the question of ethics. Providing rare insights into tragedy, politics, literature, morality and religion, Eagleton examines key ethical theories through the framework of Jacques Lacan s categories of the Imaginary, the Symbolic and the Real, measuring them against the richer ethical resources of socialism and the Judaeo-Christian tradition. a major new book from Terry Eagleton, one of the world s greatest cultural theorists investigates ethical theories from Aristotle to Alain Badiou and Slavoj i ek engages with the whole modern European tradition of thought about ethics brings together personal and political ethics and makes a passionate case for political love In this ambitious new book, Terry Eagleton, one of the world s greatest cultural theorists, turns his attention to the now much-discussed question of ethics. In a work full of rare insights into tragedy, politics, literature, morality and religion, Eagleton investigates ethical theories from Aristotle to Alain Badiou and Slavoj i ek, weighing the merits and deficiencies of each theory, and measuring them all against the richer ethical resources of socialism and the Judaeo-Christian tradition. In a remarkably original move, he assigns each of the theories he examines to one or other of Jacques Lacan s three psychoanalytical categories of the Imaginary, the Symbolic and the Real, and shows how this can illuminate the strengths and weaknesses of an ethics of personal sympathy, an impersonal morality of obligation, and a morality based on death and transformation.

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Author(s):
Terry Eagleton
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2009
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1405185724
ISBN-13:
9781405185721
Number of pages:
325
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Title:
Trouble with Strangers

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In this major new book, Terry Eagleton, one of the world s greatest cultural theorists, writes with wit, eloquence and clarity on the question of ethics. Providing rare insights into tragedy, politics, literature, morality and religion, Eagleton examines key ethical theories through the framework of Jacques Lacan s categories of the Imaginary, the Symbolic and the Real, measuring them against the richer ethical resources of socialism and the Judaeo-Christian tradition. a major new book from Terry Eagleton, one of the world s greatest cultural theorists investigates ethical theories from Aristotle to Alain Badiou and Slavoj i ek engages with the whole modern European tradition of thought about ethics brings together personal and political ethics and makes a passionate case for political love In this ambitious new book, Terry Eagleton, one of the world s greatest cultural theorists, turns his attention to the now much-discussed question of ethics. In a work full of rare insights into tragedy, politics, literature, morality and religion, Eagleton investigates ethical theories from Aristotle to Alain Badiou and Slavoj i ek, weighing the merits and deficiencies of each theory, and measuring them all against the richer ethical resources of socialism and the Judaeo-Christian tradition. In a remarkably original move, he assigns each of the theories he examines to one or other of Jacques Lacan s three psychoanalytical categories of the Imaginary, the Symbolic and the Real, and shows how this can illuminate the strengths and weaknesses of an ethics of personal sympathy, an impersonal morality of obligation, and a morality based on death and transformation.

Author(s):
Terry Eagleton
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2009
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1405185724
ISBN-13:
9781405185721
Number of pages:
325
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Title:
Trouble with Strangers

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