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Why Ethics? Signs of Responsibilities [Paperback]

By Howard V. Hong (Author)
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Pages   384
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.19" Width: 6.11" Height: 1.03"
Weight:   1.28 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 17, 2000
Publisher   Princeton University Press
ISBN  0691009635  
EAN  9780691009636  

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Robert Gibbs presents here an ambitious new theory of ethics. Drawing on a striking combination of intellectual traditions, including Jewish thought, continental philosophy, and American pragmatism, Gibbs argues that ethics is primarily concerned with responsibility and is not--as philosophers have often assumed--principally a matter of thinking about the right thing to do and acting in accordance with the abstract dictates of reason or will. More specifically, ethics is concerned with attending to others' questions and bearing responsibility for what they do.

Gibbs builds this innovative case by exploring the implicit responsibilities in a broad range of human interactions, paying especially close attention to the signs that people give and receive as they relate to each other. "Why Ethics?" starts by examining the simple actions of listening and speaking, reading and writing, and by focusing on the different responsibilities that each action entails. The author discusses what he describes as the mutual responsibilities implicit in the actions of reasoning, mediating, and judging. He assesses the relationships among ethics, pragmatics, and Jewish philosophy. The book concludes by looking at the relation of memory and the immemorial, emphasizing the need to respond for past actions by confessing, seeking forgiveness, and making reconciliations.

In format, Gibbs adopts a Talmudic approach, interweaving brief citations from primary texts with his commentary. He draws these texts from diverse thinkers and sources, including Levinas, Derrida, Habermas, Rosenzweig, Luhmann, Peirce, James, Royce, Benjamin, Maimonides, the Bible, and the Talmud. Ranging over philosophy, literary theory, social theory, and historiography, this is an ambitious and provocative work that holds profound lessons for how we think about ethics and how we seek to live responsibly.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Born in 1930 at Saint John, Robert Gibbs was educated at the University of New Brunswick and at Cambridge University. An English professor at UNB, he also edited The Fiddlehead and has written extensively.

Robert Gibbs currently resides in Toronto. Robert Gibbs was born in 1958.

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