1st Edition

What Happens to History The Renewal of Ethics in COntemporary Thought

Edited By Howard Marchitello Copyright 2001
    254 Pages
    by Routledge

    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    While the questions of ethics have become increasingly important in recent years for many fields within the humanities, there has been no single volume that seeks to address the emergence of this concern with ethics across the disciplinary spectrum. Given this lack in currently available critical and secondary texts, and also the urgency of the issues addressed by the critics assembled here, the time is right for a collection of this nature.

    Introduction Howard Marchitello 1. The Uses and Abuses of Memory Tzvetan Todorov 2. History and the Duty to Memory in Postwar France: The Pitfalls of an Ethics of Remembrance Richard J. Golan 3. Witnessing Otherness in History Kelly Oliver 4. The Ethos of History Krzysztof Ziarek 5. Merleau-Ponty's Chiasm and the Ethical Call of Situated Criticism Lowell Gallagher 6. Heterology and Post-Historicist Ethics Howard Marchitello 7. Mexico's Gas, Mexico's Tears: Expositions of Identity David E. Johnson 8. Reports of the Death of Cultures Have Been Exaggerated Marshall Sahlins 9. A Moral Dilemma Gayatri Spivak


    Howard Marchitello is Associate Professor of English at Texas A & M University. He is the author of Narrative and Meaning in Early Modern England.