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Ethics of Theory : Philosophy, History, Literature (Paperback) (Robert Doran)

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In The Ethics of Theory, Robert Doran offers the first broad assessment of the ethical challenges of critical theory across the humanities and social sciences, calling into question the sharp dichotomy typically drawn between the theoretical and the ethical, the analytical and the prescriptive.

Individual chapters discuss the debate between Sartre and Lévi-Strauss over the ethical import of history; the “ethical turns” of Foucault and Derrida; the ethical ideal of Richard Rorty's “literary culture”; Hayden White's ethical historiography; the ethics of “conversion” in Sartrean existentialism and René Girard's theory of mimetic desire; the ethical humanism of Erich Auerbach's philology and Edward Said's postcolonial theory.

Drawing from this broad range of continental philosophers and cultural theorists, Doran charts a new path that recognizes the often complex motivations that underlie the critical impulse, motivations that are not always apparent or avowed.

Number of Pages: 229
Genre: Philosophy, Literary Criticism
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Robert Doran
Language: English
Street Date: November 17, 2016
TCIN: 51975236
UPC: 9781474225939
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-1421
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