The Augustinian Imperative: A Reflection on the Politics of Morality (Modernity and Political Thought New Edition)

The Augustinian Imperative: A Reflection on the Politics of Morality (Modernity and Political Thought New Edition)

By: William E. Connolly (author)Paperback

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Drawing support from Nietzsche and Foucault, Connolly argues that the Augustinian Imperative contains unethical implications: its carriers too often convert living signs that threaten their ontological self-confidence into modes of otherness to be condemned, punished, or converted in order to restore that confidence. With a lucidity and rhetorical power that makes it readily accessible, The Augustinian Imperative examines Augustine's enactment of the Imperative, explores alternative ethico-political orientations, and subsequently reveals much about the politics of morality in the modern age.

About Author

William E. Connolly teaches political theory at Johns Hopkins University where he is professor of political science.

Contents

Chapter 1 Voices From the Whirlwind Chapter 2 Confessing the Moral God Chapter 3 Gentle Wars of Identity/Difference Chapter 4 The Genesis of Being Chapter 5 Beyond the Moral Imperative

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742521476
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780742521476
  • weight: 304
  • ISBN10: 0742521478
  • edition: New Edition

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