Monday, September 24, 2007

Purcell, L. Sebastian. "Review of THE CONTINENTAL ETHICS READER, ed. Matthew Calarco and Peter Atterton." ESSAYS IN PHILOSOPHY June 2007

There is much in this book that recommends it for classroom use. Anyone interested in providing an alternative to many of the contemporary debates in analytic ethics, or those who seek to discuss ethical topics in gender studies or literary theory will do well to look to this book. Since it is the first of its kind, however, it is certainly not perfect, and anyone interested in providing a course on Continental ethics would do well to supplement the materials provided here with some of the others suggested above. My recommendation of the book, then, is qualified, or rather specific to its planned use, and I hope to find either a second edition of the work, or a more comprehensive alternative that might merit an unqualified recommendation. Read the full review here:

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