For Butler the human reason was primarily a survival mechanism, poorly fitted for speculation and systematic thought: the ethical person must struggle unremittingly to become human. Locke had proposed that the mind was a tabula rasa but ...
Author: Bob Tennant
Publisher: Boydell Press
Offers a new interpretation of Butler's theology and suggests that exploration of his methods may contribute to modern thinking about ethics, language, the Church as well as religion and science.
Although it is obvious to anyone who reads Butles that he is using a theological vocabulary, the attempt has been made to formulate Butler's ethics in non-theological language. A recent attempt provides a good illustration; ...
In Chapter 2, Catherine Mills explores the idea of vulnerability in the construction of Butler's ethics, tracing its evolution as a concept from Precarious Life (Butler 2004a) onwards. Vulnerability has been a common concept in feminist ...
Author: Moya Lloyd
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Bringing together a group of internationally renowned theorists, these 9 essays asks whether there has been an 'ethical turn' in Butler's work, exploring how ethics relate to politics and how they connect to her increasing concern with violence,
In putting life at the centre of this debate, Butler articulates the contours of a subject that could enable life's survival. This indexical and rather compressed understanding of Butler's account of ethics will be followed by a more ...
Author: Elena Loizidou
The first to use Judith Butler’s work as a reading of how the legal subject is formed, this book traces how Butler comes to the themes of ethics, law and politics analyzing their interrelation and explaining how they relate to Butler’s question of how people can have more liveable and viable lives. Acknowledging the potency and influence of Butler’s ‘concept’ of gender as process, which occupies a well developed and well discussed position in current literature, Elena Loizidou argues that the possibility of people having more liveable and viable lives is articulated by Butler within the parameters of a sustained agonistic relationship between the three spheres of ethics, law and politics. Suggesting that Butler’s rounded understanding of the interrelationship of these three spheres will enable critical legal scholarship, as well as critical theory more generally, to consider how the question of life’s unsustainable conditions can be rethought and redressed, this book is a key read for all students of legal ethics, political philosophy and social theory.
Phillips, D. (2000), 'Butler and the Nature of Self-Interest', in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 60:421–38. Platt, T. (1972), 'Self-Love and Benevolence: In Defense of Butler's Ethics', in Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 3: ...
Author: David McNaughton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Joseph Butler's Fifteen Sermons (1729) is a classic work of moral philosophy, which remains widely influential. The topics Butler discusses include the role of conscience in human nature, self-love and egoism, compassion, resentment and forgiveness, and love of our neighbour and of God. The text of the enlarged and corrected second edition is here presented together with a selection of Butler's other ethical writings: A Dissertation of the Nature of Virtue, A Sermon Preached Before the House of Lords, and relevant extracts from his correspondence with Samuel Clarke. While this is a readers' edition that avoids cluttering Butler's text with textual variants and intrusive footnotes, it comes complete with scholarly apparatus intended to aid the reader in studying Butlers work in depth. David McNaughton contributes a substantial historical and philosophical introduction that highlights the continuing importance of these works. In addition, there are extensive notes at the end of the volume, including significant textual variants, and full details of Butler's sources and references, as well as short summaries of Butler's predecessors, and a selective bibliography. This will be the definitive resource for anyone interested in Butler's moral philosophy.
Ethical Works , translated by Abbott : * Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Ethics ; Critique of Practical Reason ; Portions of Philosophy of Religion . Metaphysics of Ethics ; Calderwood's Semple's Tr . Prolegomena ...
Prepared as a Text Book in Moral Philosophy Joseph Butler Joseph Clarkson Passmore. which are added some Remains , hitherto unpublished . Prepared as a Text Book in Moral Philosophy , with a Syllabus , by DR . WHEWELL .
To set the scene, I briefly reflect on the link for Butler between ethics and politics. Ethics and politics In her introduction to the Judith Butler Reader, Sarah Salih surmises that one of the themes that 'may be said to characterize ...
Author: Terrell Carver
Judith Butler has been arguably the most important gender theorist of the past twenty years. This edited volume draws leading international political theorists into dialogue with her political theory. Each chapter is written by an acclaimed political theorist and concentrates on a particular aspect of Butler's work. The book is divided into five sections which reflect the interdisciplinary nature of Butler's work and activism: Butler and Philosophy: explores Butler’s unique relationship to the discipline of philosophy, considering her work in light of its philosophical contributions Butler and Subjectivity: covers the vexed question of subjectivity with which Butler has engaged throughout her published history Butler and Gender: considers the most problematic area, gender, taken by many to be primary to Butler’s work Butler and Democracy: engages with Butler’s significant contribution to the literature of radical democracy and to the central political issues faced by our post-cold war Butler and Action: focuses directly on the question of political agency and political action in Butler’s work. Along with its companion volume, Judith Butler and Political Theory, it marks an intellectual event for political theory, with major implications for feminism, women’s studies, gender studies, cultural studies, lesbian and gay studies, queer theory and anyone with a critical interest in contemporary American ‘great power’ politics.
must also seek to articulate and to defend . . . a sense of ourselves as “in community”, impressed upon by others, impinging upon them as well' (Butler, 2004b: 26–27). This inter-corporeal ethics of openness to the Other, ...
Author: Alison Pullen
Category: Business & Economics
The Routledge Companion to Ethics, Politics and Organizations synthesizes and extends existing research on ethics in organizations by explicitly focusing on ‘ethico-politics’ - where ethics informs political action. It draws connections between ethics and politics in and around organizations and the workplace, examines cutting-edge areas and sets the scene for future research. Through a wealth of international and multidisciplinary contributions this volume considers the broad range of ways in which ethics and politics can be conceived and understood. The chapters look at various ethical traditions, as well as the discursive deployment of ethical terminology in organizational settings, and they also examine large scale political structures and processes and how they relate to different forms of politics which affect behaviour in organizations. These many possibilities are united by a focus on how ethics can be used to inform and justify the exercise of power in organizations. This collection will be a valuable reference source for students and researchers across the disciplines of organizational studies, ethics and politics.
On the other , Butler was an acute philosophical thinker who , in a few short essays , mostly sermons , sketched a view of ethics and moral psychology which , while incomplete in details , has in- fluenced moral philosophy ever since .
Author: Joseph Butler
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
CONTENTS: Introduction Selected Bibliography Five Sermons: The Preface Sermon I - Upon Human Nature Sermon II - Upon Human Nature Sermon III - Upon Human Nature Sermon IV - Upon The Love Of Our Neighbor Sermon V - Upon The Love Of Our Neighbor A dissertation upon the Nature of Virtue