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Death Penalties: Ethics, Politics, and the Unconscious of Sovereignty

Kelly Oliver

in Technologies of Life and Death: From Cloning to Capital Punishment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251087
eISBN:
9780823253036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251087.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

I address the tense relationship between ethics and politics by looking at the case of Troy Davis, an allegedly innocent black man executed in Georgia in September 2011. I begin by analyzing the ways ... More


Gorgias’s Encomium of Helen

Rachel Barney

in Ten Neglected Classics of Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199928903
eISBN:
9780190268923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928903.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Gorgias’s Helen is one of the earliest and most enigmatic Greek philosophical texts. An epideoxis, or set-piece speech, it’s a pioneering argument about moral responsibility and a fascinating Sophist ... More


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