Greetings of Solidarity: Rorty and Thoughts of Hope

ABE Akira March 31, 2011 Seikatsu Shoin, 328p.
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『Greetings of Solidarity: Rorty and Thoughts of Hope』

ABE Akira March 31, 2011 Greetings of Solidarity: Rorty and Thoughts of Hope Seikatsu Shoin, 328p. ISBN-10: 490369075X ISBN-13: 9784903690704 2940 [amazon][kinokuniya]

*This book is published using subsidies for publication of the Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences at Ritsumeikan University in academic year 2010.

■Table of Contents

Introduction: Thoughts of Hope

Part I: Considering with Rorty: Examining Rorty's "Political" Thoughts
 Chapter 1: From "Philosophy" to "Politics": The Path to the Turning Point with "Political" Thoughts
  1. Dream of Integrating "Justice" and "Reality": Leading to Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature
  2. Deconstruction of "Philosophy" and Liberation of "Politics"
 Chapter 2: Introduction to Rorty's "Political" Thoughts: Examining his Theory on "Human Rights"
  1. Understanding the Issues of "Human Rights"
  2. Sympathy as a Counterproposal
  3. Implication of Rorty's "Human Rights" Theory: Security as the Condition for Sympathy
  4. The Position / Meaning of Rorty's "Human Rights" Theory
 Chapter 3: Justice by Irony and Solidarity: Study on Rorty's Liberaism
  1. Restatement of "Public-Private Distinction": Distinction between Justice and Goodness
  2. The World as Contingency
   2-1. The Contingency of Language and Self
   2-2. Fundamental / Existential Aporia of "Philosophy" and "Poem"
  3. The Structure of Rorty's "Justice" Theory I: The Relationship between Recognition of Contingency and "Avoiding Cruelty"
  4. The Structure of Rorty's "Justice" Theory II: Universalization of Irony and Solidarity
   4-1. Universalization of "Private" Irony
   4-2. Change of Solidarity: From "Dialogue" to "Sympathy"
  5. Summary and Warmup for the Part II

Part II: Beyond Rorty: Critical Succession of Rorty's "Justice" Theory
 Chapter 4: About "Cruelty"
  1. Question over the Proposition of "Avoiding Cruelty"
   1-1. Fact and Value
   1-2. The Reason of Poor Historical Records
  2. What is "Cruelty"?: Shklar and Rorty
   2-1. The Problem of Common Malum Approach
   2-2. "Cruelty" by Shklar
   2-3. "Cruelty" by Rorty
  3. Criticism to Rorty
  4. Evaluation of Criticism to Rorty
  5. In Order to Pave the Way for the Future while Accepting Difficulties Seriously
 Chapter 5: Rorty's Provocation and Reconsideration of Social Solidarity
  1. Rorty's Skepticism on Moral Universalism and its Close Examination
   1-1. Rorty's Provocation
   1-2. The Point Rorty's Provocation Contains: Issue of "Distance"
  2. Current Social Solidarity: The Danger of "Impersonal Solidarity"
   2-1. Revival of Social Solidarity Theory
   2-2. Two Forms of Social Solidarity
   2-3. Fluctuation of Stability and Superiority
  3. Resonance of Rorty's Provocation and "Personal Solidarity"
 Chapter 6: A Bottleneck on "Sympathy to 'Proximate Others'": Ethics of Care
  1. Segmenting the Philosophy of Ethics of Care: Ethics of Favoritism
  2. Ways of Ethics of Care
   2-1. Reason of Favoritism
   2-2. Examination of Skepticism on Ethics of Care and Divergence from Universalism
  3. A Bottleneck of Ubiquity of Care Unit / Network
  4. A Bottleneck of Expanding Care Recipients
  5. A Bottleneck of Approval
  6. Summary and Prospect
 Conclusion: Repositioning Sympathy: Going Beyond "Distance"
  1. Psychological Mechanism of Moral Actions
  2. Going Back to Hume

In Place of Conclusion: Ethics Named Desire


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Translation by HIRAGA Midori
Proofread by KATAOKA Minoru
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