Outside ethics

European Journal of Philosophy 11 (1):29–53 (2003)
Abstract
Outside Ethics brings together some of the most important and provocative works by one of the most creative philosophers writing today. Seeking to expand the scope of contemporary moral and political philosophy, Raymond Geuss here presents essays bound by a shared skepticism about a particular way of thinking about what is important in human life--a way of thinking that, in his view, is characteristic of contemporary Western societies and isolates three broad categories of things as important: subjective individual preferences, knowledge, and restrictions on actions that affect other people. He sets these categories in a wider context and explores various human phenomena--including poetry, art, religion, and certain kinds of history and social criticism--that do not fit easily into these categories. As its title suggests, this book seeks a place outside conventional ethics.Following a brief introduction, Geuss sets out his main concerns with a focus on ethics and politics. He then expands these themes by discussing freedom, virtue, the good life, and happiness. Next he examines Theodor Adorno's views on the relation between suffering and knowledge, the nature of religion, and the role of history in giving us critical distances from existing identities. From here he moves to aesthetic concerns. The volume closes by looking at what it is for a human life to have "gaps"--to be incomplete, radically unsatisfactory, or a failure
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 9780691123424  
DOI 10.1111/1468-0378.00173
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 31,812
Through your library
Chapters BETA
References found in this work BETA
Sein Und Zeit.Martin Heidegger (ed.) - 1927 - M. Niemeyer.
Hegel's Ethical Thought.Allen W. Wood - 1990 - Cambridge University Press.

View all 16 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Political Realism as Ideology Critique.Janosch Prinz & Enzo Rossi - 2017 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 20 (3):334-348.
A Republican Law of Peoples.Philip Pettit - 2010 - European Journal of Political Theory 9 (1):70-94.
Sacrifice In Hegel'sPhenomenology Of Spirit.Paolo Diego Bubbio - 2012 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 20 (4):1-19.
Political Realism Meets Civic Republicanism.Philip Pettit - 2017 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 20 (3):331-347.

View all 18 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total downloads
67 ( #88,827 of 2,231,554 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #264,456 of 2,231,554 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature