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Fairfield, Paul
This work advances a hermeneutical conception of ethics, one oriented particularly toward questions of power and the critique of power in the aftermath of foundationalism. Bringing into mutual interrogation such disparate traditions as hermeneutics, liberalism, critical theory and postmodernism, and such figures as Gadamer, Ricoeur, Habermas, Foucault, Nietzsche and Artistotle, Fairfield argues that the principal question of ethics is no longer how to ground practices and judgments on a secure epistemological foundation. Rather, what is of importance is how normative discourses rooted in tradition and invested with power may adopt a critical posture toward these same conditions without generating an impossible circularity. Fairfield asserts that the practice of social criticism is ultimately inseparable from that of hermeneutic interpretation; critique is a matter of perceiving and understanding contexts of moral action in light of principles. In taking this view, Fairfield defends hermeneutics - in particular, Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics - against the charge leveled at it by critical theorists - in particular, Jurgen Habermas - that hermeneutical philosophy's emphasis on historicity and finitude demonstrates an absence of critical perspective in reflecting upon tradition and the power operative within tradition. With this objection in mind, Fairfield embarks upon his project to formulate a hermeneutical ethics. Ethical criticism, he maintains, belongs to the universal practice that is the struggle for illumination and self-understanding, a practice ubiquitous in human existence and central to the task of fashioning a just order. "The Ways of Power" is unique in bringing together a myriad of philosophical voices and perspectives, not to continue a quest for moral certainty and objective grounds - which is so often sought in contemporary society, but which Fairfield insists must be given up - but to take seriously the need for rationality in moral and political discourse. 209pp.
Duquesne University Press, 2004, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: . First Paperback Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0820703605
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Inventory #14455
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Edited By Alexander, Hanan
This book presents an international, multicultural and interfaith forum concerning the philosophical, theological and practical foundations of ethics in spiritual education for a rapidly changing world.244pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2004, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Paperback Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1903900077
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Inventory #20773
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Verley, J.M.; Hollmann, K.H.
Volume 19 'Current Histopathology' series.Written by authors who are in the unique position of working in a specialised surgical hospital dealing exclusively with thoracic surgery this book deals with tumours of the mediastinum which while common lesions are infrequent diseases in the general population. A valuable guide for all pathologists, clinicians and surgeons involved in thoracic pathology. 136pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0792389867
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Inventory #15103
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Miller, Lee
In 1587, a report claims that the first English settlers are in trouble. Later it emerges that they all perished on Roanoke Island off the North Carolina coast. Lee Miller alleges that the tragedy began at the court of Queen Elizabeth I. 360pp. N.B. Slight fading to spine and spine edges of covers. Previous owners inscription to ffep.
Jonathan Cape, 2000, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Paperback Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0224061062
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Inventory #27041
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.77 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Edited By Cassens, R. G.
1 inch tear to tail end of d/j spine, 1 1/2 inch tear to bottom corner on rear of d/j. Some rubbing to top edge of d/j. 299pp.
Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1972, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0824710924
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Inventory #21239
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