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Existentialist thinkers and ethics [electronic resource] / edited by Christine Daigle.

Contributor(s): Daigle, Christine, 1967-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2006Description: 1 online resource (vi, 187 p.).ISBN: 9780773585751 (electronic bk.); 0773585753 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Existential ethics | Existentialism | Existentialism in literature | Morale existentielle | Existentialisme | Existentialisme dans la litt�erature | Ethiek | Existentiefilosofie | Ethik | Existenzphilosophie | PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral PhilosophyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Existentialist thinkers and ethics.DDC classification: 171/.2 Other classification: 08.38 | 5,1 | CI 1130 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: The problem of ethics for existentialism / Christine Daigle -- The exception as reinforcement of the ethical norm : the figures of Abraham and Job in Kierkegaard's ethical thought / Dominic Desroaches -- A Nietzschean solution to ethical relativism / David W. Goldberg -- The politics of authentic existence / Todd Lavin -- Yes, she is an ethicist : Arendt, responsibility, and existentialism / Stephen Schulman -- Sartre on atheism, freedom, and morality in The humanism of existentialism / Glenn Braddock -- An ethics of measure : Camus and Rousseau / Philip Knee -- The ambiguous ethics of Beauvoir / Christine Daigle -- Merleau-Ponty's embodied ethics : rethinking traditional ethics / Kym Maclaren -- Conclusion: From the ethical to the political / Christine Daigle.
Summary: An inquiry into the possibility and viability of existentialist ethics. Through examination of the thought of eight key figures in existentialism, this work tackles the difficulties raised by an existentialist ethics and shows how each thinker successfully elaborated an ethics that provides a viable alternative to traditional ethical views.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-180) and index.

Introduction: The problem of ethics for existentialism / Christine Daigle -- The exception as reinforcement of the ethical norm : the figures of Abraham and Job in Kierkegaard's ethical thought / Dominic Desroaches -- A Nietzschean solution to ethical relativism / David W. Goldberg -- The politics of authentic existence / Todd Lavin -- Yes, she is an ethicist : Arendt, responsibility, and existentialism / Stephen Schulman -- Sartre on atheism, freedom, and morality in The humanism of existentialism / Glenn Braddock -- An ethics of measure : Camus and Rousseau / Philip Knee -- The ambiguous ethics of Beauvoir / Christine Daigle -- Merleau-Ponty's embodied ethics : rethinking traditional ethics / Kym Maclaren -- Conclusion: From the ethical to the political / Christine Daigle.

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An inquiry into the possibility and viability of existentialist ethics. Through examination of the thought of eight key figures in existentialism, this work tackles the difficulties raised by an existentialist ethics and shows how each thinker successfully elaborated an ethics that provides a viable alternative to traditional ethical views.

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