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Extraordinary responsibility : politics beyond the moral calculus
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Éditeur Cambridge University Press
Année 2015
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Extraordinary responsibility : politics beyond the moral calculus
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1 vol. (254 pages) ; 24 cm
Notes
Bibliogr. p. 235-246. Index
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170
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Introduction: distracted by calculation ; Part I. Calculation and Indirectiness: 1. Nietzsche: Morality's debt perspective ; 2. Heidegger: The calls of conscience and calculation ; 3. (In)calculable conversion ; Part II. The Moralizers' Critique of Calculable Responsibility: 4. Plato: The philosopher's turn from debt justice ; 5. Kant: The extraordinary categorical imperative ; Part III. Turning from Morality in Politics: 6. Weber: The ethos of politics beyond calculation ; 7. Darkness at noon: a mis-turn from morality ; 8. Conclusion: attention to calculation
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La 4ème de couv. indique : "In Extraordinary Responsibility: Politics Beyond the Moral Calculus, Shalini Satkunanandan identifies a common tendency to view our responsibility as something that can be quantified and discharged. She shows how several key thinkers in the history of philosophy and political theory - Plato, Kant, Nietzsche, Weber, and Heidegger - each suggest that this calculative or bookkeeping approach to our responsibility effaces the incalculable, un-dischargeable and more onerous dimensions of human responsibility. They also reveal how this approach to responsibility is at the heart of "moralism"--The pettifogging, mindless, legalistic, excessively judgmental, or punitive policing of our own or others' compliance with moral duties. By elaborating each of these thinkers' narratives of a difficult "conversion" to a more nuanced approach to responsibility, Satkunanandan explores how we might be less moralistic in our political debates (including those around global warming, the use of drones attacks on suspected terrorists, and the federal debt)."
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978-1-107-08272-4
1-107-08272-2
978-1-107-44313-6
1-107-44313-X
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