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Before Whom and for What?

Robert Bernasconi

in Difficulties of Ethical Life

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780823229734
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235186 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823229734.003.0009

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Before Whom and for What?

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This chapter deals with a revolution in ethical thinking (which started by Levinas and Jean-Paul Sartre). It argues that responsibility is not dependent on a person's (or society's) ability to prevent an injustice. It demonstrates why people are ultimately responsible to the world, and for the world.

Keywords: responsibility; ethics; ethical thinking; injustice; Emmanuel Levinas

Chapter.  7294 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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