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The Resource Why ethics? : signs of responsibilities, Robert Gibbs

Why ethics? : signs of responsibilities, Robert Gibbs

Label
Why ethics? : signs of responsibilities
Title
Why ethics?
Title remainder
signs of responsibilities
Statement of responsibility
Robert Gibbs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Robert Gibbs presents here an ambitious new theory of ethics. Drawing on a striking combination of intellectual traditions, including Jewish thought, continental philosophy, and American pragmatism, Gibbs argues that ethics is primarily concerned with responsibility and is not--as philosophers have often assumed--principally a matter of thinking about the right thing to do and acting in accordance with the abstract dictates of reason or will. More specifically, ethics is concerned with attending to others' questions and bearing responsibility for what they do. Gibbs builds this innovative case by exploring the implicit responsibilities in a broad range of human interactions, paying especially close attention to the signs that people give and receive as they relate to each other. Why Ethics?starts by examining the simple actions of listening and speaking, reading and writing, and by focusing on the different responsibilities that each action entails. The author discusses what he describes as the mutual responsibilities implicit in the actions of reasoning, mediating, and judging. He assesses the relationships among ethics, pragmatics, and Jewish philosophy. The book concludes by looking at the relation of memory and the immemorial, emphasizing the need to respond for past actions by confessing, seeking forgiveness, and making reconciliations. In format, Gibbs adopts a Talmudic approach, interweaving brief citations from primary texts with his commentary. He draws these texts from diverse thinkers and sources, including Levinas, Derrida, Habermas, Rosenzweig, Luhmann, Peirce, James, Royce, Benjamin, Maimonides, the Bible, and the Talmud. Ranging over philosophy, literary theory, social theory, and historiography, this is an ambitious and provocative work that holds profound lessons for how we think about ethics and how we seek to live responsibly
Cataloging source
N$T
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1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gibbs, Robert
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Responsibility
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Jewish ethics
  • Responsabilité
  • Relations humaines
  • Morale juive
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Jewish ethics
  • Responsibility
Label
Why ethics? : signs of responsibilities, Robert Gibbs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Attending the future -- pt. 2. Present judgment -- pt. 3. Pragmatism, pragmatics, and method -- pt. 4. Repenting history
Control code
ocm52137901
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 400 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691026862
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780691009636
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttsd5g
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52137901
Label
Why ethics? : signs of responsibilities, Robert Gibbs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Attending the future -- pt. 2. Present judgment -- pt. 3. Pragmatism, pragmatics, and method -- pt. 4. Repenting history
Control code
ocm52137901
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 400 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691026862
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780691009636
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttsd5g
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52137901

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