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The Origins of Responsibility By Francois Raffoul

The Origins of Responsibility by Francois Raffoul

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Identifies the decisive moments in the development of the concept of responsibility, retrieves its origins, and explores the reflections on it. This book states that responsibility is less about a sovereign subject establishing a sphere of power and control than about exposure to an event that does not come from us and yet calls to us.

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The Origins of Responsibility by Francois Raffoul

Francois Raffoul approaches the concept of responsibility in a manner that is distinct from its traditional interpretation as accountability of the willful subject. Exploring responsibility in the works of Nietzsche, Sartre, Levinas, Heidegger, and Derrida, Raffoul identifies decisive moments in the development of the concept, retrieves its origins, and explores new reflections on it. For Raffoul, responsibility is less about a sovereign subject establishing a sphere of power and control than about exposure to an event that does not come from us and yet calls to us. These original and thoughtful investigations of the post-metaphysical senses of responsibility chart new directions for ethics in the continental tradition.

The Origins of Responsibility Reviews

Raffoul provides a rich genealogy of concepts of responsibility from thinkers in the Continental tradition. . . . Recommended.

* Choice *

Raffoul displays throughout considerable skills of reading and exegesis, and he has an important story to tell about the history of responsibility. . . . There is a great deal to admire in this book and one can only look forward to [his] future work.

* Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *

Raffoul is very persuasive in arguing . . . that Sartre, Heidegger, Levinas, and Derrida's philosophies, even when apparently involved in other not immediately ethical pursuits - existentialism, fundamental ontology, metaphysics,deconstruction - contain a fundamentally ethical concern. . . . [A] very fine book.Nov. 2014

* Derrida Today *

About Francois Raffoul

Francois Raffoul is Professor of Philosophy at Louisiana State University. He is author of Heidegger and the Subject and is translator (with Andrew Mitchell) of Martin Heidegger's Four Seminars (IUP, 2003).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Origins of Responsibility
1. Aristotle and What Is "Up to Us": Responsibility as Voluntariness
2. Responsibility as Absolute Spontaneity: Kant and Transcendental Freedom
3. The Genealogy of Responsibility: Nietzsche's Deconstruction of Accountability
4. The Paradoxical Paroxysm of Responsibility: Sartre's Hyperbolic Responsibility
5. For The Other: Levinas' Reversal of Responsibility
6. Heidegger's Originary Ethics
7. Heidegger and the Ontological Origins of Responsibility
8. Derrida and the Impossible Origins of Responsibility
Conclusion: The Future of Responsibility: The Impossible and the Event
Notes
Index

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NLS9780253221735
9780253221735
0253221730
The Origins of Responsibility by Francois Raffoul
New
Paperback
Indiana University Press
2010-04-13
360
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