Focusing on contemporary debates in moral and political theory, Situating the Self argues that a non-relative ethics, binding on us in virtue of out humanity, is still a philosophically viable project. This intersting new book should be read by all those concerned with the problems of critical theory, the analysis of modernity, and contemporary ethics, as well as students and professionals in philosophy, sociology and political science.
Seyla Benhabib has authored Critique, Norm, and Utopia, and is Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at the New School for Social Research. She is author of
Acknowledgements. Induction. Part I. Modernity, Morality and Ethical:. 1. In the Shadow of Aristotle and Hegel. 2. Autonomy, Modernity and Community. 3. Models of Public Space. 4. Judgements and the Moral Foundations of Politics in Hannah Arendt's Thought. Part II. Autonomy, Feminism and Postmodernism:. 5. The Generalized and the Concrete Other. 6. The Debate over Women and Moral Theory Revisited. 7. Feminism and the Question of Postmodernism. 8. On Hegel, Women and Irony. Index.