Outside Ethics by Raymond Geuss
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Outside Ethics
By Raymond Geuss

Outside Ethics

By (author) See other recent books by Raymond Geuss
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $78.00
Your Price: $70.20 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $7.80! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.51 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Outside Ethics by Raymond Geuss

Book Description

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 (restrictions often construed as ahistorical laws). 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.

Buy Outside Ethics book by Raymond Geuss from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780691123424
ISBN-10: 069112342X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 8-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Books By Author Raymond Geuss

Reification by Raymond Geuss Reification, Paperback (January 2012)

In these original and imaginative essays, delivered as the Tanner Lectures at the University of California, Berkeley in 2005, the philosopher Axel Honneth attempts to rescue the concept of reification by recasting it in terms of the philosophy of recognition he has been developing over the past two decades.

Politics and the Imagination by Raymond Geuss Politics and the Imagination, Paperback (December 2009)

In politics, utopian's do not have a monopoly on imagination. The author argues that even the most conservative defenses of the status quo, require imaginative acts of some kind. He explores the role of imagination in politics, particularly how imaginative constructs interact with political reality.

Political Judgement by Raymond Geuss Political Judgement, Hardback (August 2009)

Leading scholars re-examine political judgement, attempting to understand the relationship between political theory and political practice.

» View all books by Raymond Geuss

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Outside Ethics book by Raymond Geuss and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Raymond Geuss

Raymond Geuss is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of "Public Goods, Private Goods" (Princeton), "The Idea of Critical Theory", and "History and Illusion in Politics".

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Raymond Geuss close
World Without Why by Raymond Geuss
Reification by Raymond Geuss
Politics and the Imagination by Raymond Geuss
Political Judgement by Raymond Geuss
Nietzsche by Raymond Geuss
Nietzsche: Writings from the Early Notebooks by Raymond Geuss
Philosophy and Real Politics by Raymond Geuss
Reification by Raymond Geuss
Lawson: Politica sacra et civilis by Raymond Geuss
Public Goods, Private Goods by Raymond Geuss
Aquinas: Political Writings by Raymond Geuss
Aquinas by Raymond Geuss
History and Illusion in Politics by Raymond Geuss
History and Illusion in Politics by Raymond Geuss
Cicero: On the Commonwealth and On the Laws by Raymond Geuss
Nietzsche: The Birth of Tragedy and Other Writings by Raymond Geuss
Birth of Tragedy and Other Writings by Raymond Geuss
Morality, Culture, and History by Raymond Geuss
Morality, Culture, and History by Raymond Geuss
Comte: Early Political Writings by Raymond Geuss
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close