Trouble with Strangers: A Study of Ethics

Trouble with Strangers: A Study of Ethics

Author(s): Terry Eagleton

Published Online: 26 FEB 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405185721

Online ISBN: 9781444304633

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304633

About this Book

In this major new book, Terry Eagleton, one of the world's greatest cultural theorists, writes with wit, eloquence and clarity on the question of ethics. Providing rare insights into tragedy, politics, literature, morality and religion, Eagleton examines key ethical theories through the framework of Jacques Lacan's categories of the Imaginary, the Symbolic and the Real, measuring them against the 'richer' ethical resources of socialism and the Judaeo-Christian tradition.

  • a major new book from Terry Eagleton, one of the world's greatest cultural theorists
  • investigates ethical theories from Aristotle to Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek
  • engages with the whole modern European tradition of thought about ethics
  • brings together personal and political ethics and makes a passionate case for political love

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: The Insistence of the Imaginary

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  2. Part II: The Sovereignty of the Symbolic

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  3. Part III: The Reign of the Real

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