" . . . stimulating and insightful . . . a thoroughly researched and timely contribution to the secondary literature of ethics . . . " —Library Journal
"His important new work establishes Scott . . . as one of the foremost interpreters of the Continental philosophical tradition of the US. . . . Necessary for anyone working in ethics or the Continental tradition." —Choice
" . . . a provocative discourse on the consequences of the ethical in the thought of Nietzsche, Foucault, and Heidegger." —The Journal of Religion
Charles E. Scott's challenging book advances the broad claim that ethics as a way of judging and thinking has come into question as philosophers have confronted suffering and conflicts that arise from our traditional systems of value.
Selected Works Cited
One Introduction: The Question Concerns Ethics
Two The Question Turns on Ethics:
Self-Overcoming in Nietzsche's Genealogy of the Ascetic Ideal
1. The Functions of Recoil
2. Nietzsche's Self-Overcoming Is the Middle Voice of Metaphysics
3. Genealogy and the Ascetic Ideal
4. The Ascetic Ideal and the Ascetic Priest: "There is Nothing of Virtue in This"
5. "Probably It Infects Even Us"
Three Ethics Is the Question: The Fragmented Subject in Foucault's Genealogy
1. Genealogy's Ethos
2. The Unbearable Lightness of Reason: Reason's Recoil in Madness
3. A Genealogy of Genealogical Knowledge
4. Fragmented Man
5. Games of Truth, the Ethical Subject
Four The Question of Dasein's Most Proper Being
1. Dasein's Eigenste Being
2. A Recoiling Search for Authenticity
3. The Question of Suffering
5. Overturning in The Basic Problems of Phenomenology
6. The Truth of Ecstasis
Five These Violent Passions: The Rector's Address
Six "All Truth'—Is That Not a Compound Lie?"
The Aescetic Ideal in Heidegger's Thought
1. The Unfolding of the Ascetic Ideal in the Unfolding of the Appeal of Being
2. Giving Thought to Simple Oneness
3. A Simple Conjunction
4. The Rule of Being in Gelassenheit
5. "We Need Desperately to See in the Dark"