Postmodern ethics by Zygmunt Bauman

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Published by Blackwell in Oxford, UK, Cambridge, Mass .

Written in English

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  • Ethics, Modern -- 20th century,
  • Postmodernism

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementZygmunt Bauman.
LC ClassificationsBJ319 .B28 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 255 p. ;
Number of Pages255
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1407610M
ISBN 100631186921, 063118693X
LC Control Number93016048

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Postmodern Ethics – Introduction. Postmodern ethics is not based on universal or unchanging principles. Christians, Jews, and Muslims embrace ethical codes of moral absolutes based on God’s character or moral decree; Secular Humanists, Marxists, and Postmodernists ground their ethical systems in atheism, naturalism, and evolution.

Postmodern ethics. [Zygmunt Bauman] -- A philosophical and sociological investigation of the postmodern perspective on morality.

Going beyond fashionable and simplistic reports of "the end of ethics", Bauman argues that the postmodern era. A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

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Zygmunt Bauman (/ ˈ b aʊ m ə n /; 19 November – 9 January ) was a Polish-British sociologist and was driven out of the Polish People's Republic during the Polish political crisis and forced to give up his Polish emigrated to Israel; three years later he moved to the United Kingdom.

He resided in England fromwhere he studied at the London. Postmodern Ethics offers a new perspective on debates surrounding the role of the intellectual in Italian society, and provides an original reading of two important Italian contemporary writers, Read more.

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‘postmodern ethical conceptions’ will require a preliminary definition of what I myself mean by the term; after all, various definitions for the postmodern now exist which give the impression that postmodernism is related to radical nihilism, total destruction, or the denial of everything created and achieved by modern science and society.

Postmodernism and critical theory commonly criticize universalist ideas of objective reality, morality, truth, human nature, reason, language, and social progress. Initially, postmodernism was a mode of discourse on literature and literary criticism, commenting on the nature of literary text, meaning, author and reader, writing, and reading.

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Ethics or moral philosophy is a branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct. The field of ethics, along with aesthetics, concerns matters of value, and thus comprises the branch of philosophy called axiology.

Ethics seeks to resolve questions of human morality by defining concepts such as good and evil, right and wrong. The Sokal affair, also called the Sokal hoax, was a demonstrative scholarly hoax performed by Alan Sokal, a physics professor at New York University and University CollegeSokal submitted an article to Social Text, an academic journal of postmodern cultural submission was an experiment to test the journal's intellectual rigor, and specifically to investigate whether.

This is the prepublication version of the chapter published in Gray, M., & Webb, S. (Eds.). Ethics and value perspectives in social work (pp. Among the postmodern crowd, Rorty is notoriously forthright about his politics. Jeremy Bentham and the utilitarian program are obvious points of origin for Rorty's political outlook.

Utilitarian ethics presumes that moral discussion originates from the point of view of the individual ego. Postmodernism, in contemporary Western philosophy, a late 20th-century movement characterized by broad skepticism, subjectivism, or relativism; a general suspicion of reason; and an acute sensitivity to the role of ideology in asserting and maintaining political and economic power.

The essay is in five parts. First, a review of what is postmodern and narrative ethics. Second, JoHari window is proposed to look at the overlap and blind spots of modern and postmodern approaches. Third, is a call to move beyond the polemics of modern and postmodern organization science writing.

The last three chapters demonstrate a Levinasian and Seon Buddhist approach to the book of Job, part of the Judeo-Christian Bible, as being a more literary than religious text, and the excess of the Gothic mood in the two most distinguished and widely celebrated novels—Bram Stoker's Dracula and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

Postmodern philosophy is a philosophical movement that arose in the second half of the 20th century as a critical response to assumptions allegedly present in modernist philosophical ideas regarding culture, identity, history, or language that were developed during the 18th-century Enlightenment.

Postmodernist thinkers developed concepts like difference, repetition, trace, and hyperreality to.

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