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The Post to Come

An Outline of Post-Metaphysical Ethics


Jane Mummery

Typically, when utilised in the general terms of a post-metaphysics, the ‘Post’ is seen as unsympathetic to ethics.
In contrast, this author proposes that the trajectory for a post-metaphysical ethics can be traced from the work of Martin Heidegger. Despite demonstrating that certain projects of the ‘Post’ have reached an impasse, she argues that other such possibilities do develop an outline for an ethical ‘Post’ that does not collapse into paradox or remain at an impasse, further suggesting that this vision of the ‘Post’ holds positive significance and implications for our conceptions of ethics and ethical practice in the 21 st century.
Drawing in detail on both Heidegger’s œuvre and a wide range of associated projects in contemporary continental philosophy, including phenomenology, deconstruction, pragmatism, the newer French liberalism and post-structuralist aesthetics and theology, this book delivers a convincing rebuttal of one of the more persistent arguments about post-Heideggerian philosophy and its relations to the ethical.
Contents: Post-metaphysical ethics – Post-Heideggerian philosophy and its relation to the ethical – Postmodern and post-structuralist philosophy.