Ecstatic Morality and Sexual Politics: A Catholic and Antitotalitarian Theory of the Body by Graham James McAleerEcstatic Morality and Sexual Politics: A Catholic and Antitotalitarian Theory of the Body by Graham James McAleer

Ecstatic Morality and Sexual Politics: A Catholic and Antitotalitarian Theory of the Body

byGraham James McAleer

Hardcover | May 1, 2005

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This first book-length treatment of Thomas Aquinas'stheory of the body presents a Catholic understandingof the body and its implications for social and politicalphilosophy. Making a fundamental contribution toantitotalitarian theory, McAleer argues that a sexual politicsreliant upon Aquinas's theory of the body is better (becauseless violent) than other commonly available theories.He contrasts this theory with those of four other groupsof thinkers: the continental tradition represented by Kant,Schopenhauer, Merleau-Ponty, Nancy, Levinas, and Deleuze;feminism, in the work of Donna Haraway; an alternativeCatholic theory to be found in Karl Rahner; and the"Radical Orthodoxy" of John Milbank.
G.J. McAleer is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Loyola College in Maryland and the editor, with Guy Guldentrops, of Henry Bate, Speculum divinorum et quorundam naturalium, books 8-10.
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Title:Ecstatic Morality and Sexual Politics: A Catholic and Antitotalitarian Theory of the BodyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0.01 inPublished:May 1, 2005Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823224562

ISBN - 13:9780823224562

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McAleer's excellent book stands out for the richness of its metaphysical, ethical, and political account of the body-soul ecstasis to which Christians are called, and likewise for the richness of its range of interlocutors."