Against Ethics: Contributions To A Poetics Of Obligation With Constant Reference To Deconstruction

Paperback | October 22, 1993

byJohn D. Caputo, Don D Caputo

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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.

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John D. Caputo undertakes a passionate, poetic, and satiric search for the basis of an ethics in the postmodern situation. Caputo defends the notion of obligation without ethics, of responsibility without the support of ethical foundations.

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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"Aga...

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John D. Caputo undertakes a passionate, poetic, and satiric search for the basis of an ethics in the postmodern situation. Caputo defends the notion of obligation without ethics, of responsibility without the support of ethical foundations.

Academician John D. Caputo (b.1940) specializes in continental philosophy, described as the interaction among 20th century French and German philosophy and religion. He has written a number of scholarly books including The Mystical Element in Heidegger's Thought (1978), Heidegger and Aquinas (1982), Demythologizing Heidegger (1993), Ag...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.89 inPublished:October 22, 1993Publisher:Indiana University Press

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ISBN - 10:0253208165

ISBN - 13:9780253208163

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John D. Caputo undertakes a passionate, poetic, and satiric search for the basis of an ethics in the postmodern situation. Caputo defends the notion of obligation without ethics, of responsibility without the support of ethical foundations.