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Ethics, Literature, and the Place of Poetry

David‐Antoine Williams

in Defending Poetry: Art and Ethics in Joseph Brodsky, Seamus Heaney, and Geoffrey Hill

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199583546
eISBN:
9780191595295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583546.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter offers an extended introduction to the philosophical debate over the ethical value of literature from Plato's expulsion of the poets from his ideal republic to the self‐styled ‘turn to ... More


. The Subject of the Ethical Turn

Dave Boothroyd

in Ethical Subjects in Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748640096
eISBN:
9780748693795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640096.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The first chapter examines the ‘ethical turn’ in philosophical and cultural theorising of the last half century, situating Levinas's account of ethical subjectivity in relation to critique of the ... More


Political Responsibility: Responding to Predicaments of Power

Antonio Y. Vázquez-Arroyo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231174848
eISBN:
9780231541466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174848.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Scholars in the humanities and social sciences have turned to ethics to theorize politics in what seems to be an increasingly depoliticized age. Yet the move toward ethics has obscured the ongoing ... More


Introduction

Moya Lloyd

in Butler and Ethics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748678846
eISBN:
9781474412438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678846.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter attempts to situate Judith Butler’s discussion of ethics in terms of a broader context of debate. It begins by addressing questions of how ethics might be defined, before moving on to ... More


“Young Americans”: Dogville

Paul Apostolidis

in Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter extends and revises Jacques Rancière’s reading of von Trier’s Dogville (2003) as a cinematic expression of the contemporary “ethical turn.” For Rancière, Dogville expresses how, within ... More


Introduction:: Talking to Strangers

Lee Haiyan

in The Stranger and the Chinese Moral Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804785914
eISBN:
9780804793544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785914.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Introduction situates the book at the intersection of the native Chinese discourse of moral crisis and the ethical turn of the humanities in the West. Borrowing from Georg Simmel, Emmanuel ... More


Introduction

Ben Masters

in Novel Style: Ethics and Excess in English Fiction since the 1960s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198766148
eISBN:
9780191820731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766148.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

The introduction shows how a general suspicion of stylistic flamboyance in post-war England led writers like Anthony Burgess, Angela Carter, and Martin Amis to feel at odds with English literary ... More


The Politics of Abuse and Realism

Kathleen R. Arnold

in Why Don't You Just Talk to Him?: The Politics of Domestic Abuse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190262280
eISBN:
9780190262303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262280.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Definitional issues of abuse have led to a situation in which abuse is either nonexistent (i.e., symmetrical) or must be so egregious that almost no case of abuse fits the definition. This binary ... More


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