Wonder and generosity: their role in ethics and politics

La Caze, Marguerite Wonder and generosity: their role in ethics and politics. New York, NY, United States: State University of New York Press (SUNY), 2013.

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Author La Caze, Marguerite
Title Wonder and generosity: their role in ethics and politics
Place of Publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher State University of New York Press (SUNY)
Publication year 2013
Sub-type Research book (original research)
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781438446752
Language eng
Start page 1
End page 259
Total number of pages 256
Collection year 2014
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Wonder and Generosity provides a fresh account of how the passions of wonder—based on accepting others’ differences—and generosity—based on self-respect and mutual respect—can supplement each other to establish an ethics and politics of respect for sexual and cultural differences. Drawing on the work of both historical and contemporary thinkers, such as Descartes, Kant, Beauvoir, Arendt, Irigaray, and Derrida, Marguerite La Caze applies her theoretical framework to a range of contemporary political challenges, including asylum-seeker policies, justice for indigenous and other oppressed groups, debates over official apologies, gender equality, and responses to radical evil. La Caze’s book contributes to understanding the relationship between equality and difference in public life, the extent to which we must regard others as similar in the name of equality, and the extent to which we must acknowledge significant differences.
Keyword Generosity
Political ethics
Q-Index Code A1
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Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Tue, 17 Sep 2013, 13:53:45 EST by Dr Marguerite La Caze on behalf of School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry