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Ethical Subjects in Contemporary Culture

Dave Boothroyd


This book presents an original perspective on Emmanuel Levinas's account of the ethical Subject as contingently and empirically embedded in everyday experience and situations. It explores the relationship between theoretical understandings of the Subject in recent and contemporary European philosophy and the constitution of ethical subjectivity in relation to ethical ‘subject matters’ as these are lived, as the author argues and demonstrates, in parallel with one another. The first two chapters establish the philosophical basis for the approach to ethical subjectivity the work as a whole adopt ... More

Keywords: Ethical subjectivity, sexual difference, vulnerability, secrecy, new media communications, suffering, hospitality, friendship, censorship, death

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780748640096
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640096.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dave Boothroyd, author
University of Kent