The subject and other subjects : on ethical, aesthetic, and political identity / Tobin Siebers.

The Subject and Other Subjects offers a theory about the differences among ethical, aesthetic, and political conceptions of identity. While ethics, aesthetics, and politics are frequently confused in both theory and practice, Tobin Siebers argues, they need to be understood as different ways of seei...

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Main Author: Siebers, Tobin.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1998.
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Summary:The Subject and Other Subjects offers a theory about the differences among ethical, aesthetic, and political conceptions of identity. While ethics, aesthetics, and politics are frequently confused in both theory and practice, Tobin Siebers argues, they need to be understood as different ways of seeing the world. He examines the concept of identity used by various theoretical schools and pinpoints the central stakes in recent arguments about art and pornography, abortion, cosmopolitanism, ethnocentrism, gender politics, the public sphere, racism, and victim's rights, showing why these arguments have been so ethically and politically unsatisfying.
Along the way he uncovers how thinkers as diverse as Hannah Arendt, Judith Butler, Clifford Geertz, Immanuel Kant, Martin Heidegger, Jacques Lacan, Jean-Francois Lyotard, J. Hillis Miller, Richard Rorty, and Slavoj Zizek "cross the wires" among ethical, aesthetic, and political definitions of the self, at once exposing our basic assumptions about these definitions and beginning the work of reconceiving them.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xii, 149 pages) : illustrations
Format:Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-143) and index.
ISBN:9780472022168
0472022164
1282437631
9781282437630
9786612437632
6612437634
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