Extraordinary Responsibility: Politics beyond the Moral by Shalini Satkunanandan PDF

By Shalini Satkunanandan

In notable accountability: Politics past the ethical Calculus, Shalini Satkunanandan identifies a standard tendency to view our accountability as anything that may be quantified and discharged. She indicates how numerous key thinkers within the historical past of philosophy and political thought - Plato, Kant, Nietzsche, Weber, and Heidegger - each one recommend that this calculative or bookkeeping method of our accountability effaces the incalculable, un-dischargeable and extra laborious dimensions of human accountability. additionally they demonstrate how this method of accountability is on the center of 'moralism' - the pettifogging, senseless, legalistic, excessively judgmental, or punitive policing of our personal or others' compliance with ethical tasks. via elaborating each one of those thinkers' narratives of a tough 'conversion' to a extra nuanced method of accountability, Satkunanandan explores how we would be much less moralistic in our political debates (including these round international warming, using drone assaults on suspected terrorists, and the federal debt).

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