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's
theory of the body presents a Catholic understanding
of the body and its implications for social and political
philosophy. Making a fundamental contribution to
antitotalitarian theory, McAleer argues that a sexual politics
reliant upon Aquinas's theory of the body is better (because
less violent) than other commonly available theories.
He contrasts this theory with those of four other groups
of thinkers: the continental tradition represented by Kant,
Schopenhauer, Merleau-Ponty, Nancy, Levinas, and Deleuze;
feminism, in the work of Donna Haraway; an alternative
Catholic 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 pagesPublished: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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