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Butler and Ethics

Moya Lloyd


This edited volume explores Judith Butler’s work on ethics. It focuses on questions such as whether there has been an ‘ethical turn’ in her work or whether Butler’s increasing emphasis on ethics is merely the culmination of ideas inherent in her earlier writing. Precisely what kind of debt does Butler owe Levinas? What role does affect play in her most recent writings? How do ethics, politics, and affect connect to her increasing concern with violence, war, and conflict? What relation does Butler envisage between grievability and sensate democracy? How do her discussions of ethico-politics rel ... More

Keywords: Judith Butler, Ethics, Politics, Violence, Grievability, Affect, Vulnerability, Responsibility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748678846
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678846.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Moya Lloyd, editor
Loughborough University

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