Michael L Morgan

Michael L  Morgan

Michael L. Morgan is an Emeritus Chancellor Professor at Indiana University and the Senator Jerahmiel S. and Carole S. Grafstein Visiting Chair in Jewish Philosophy at the University of Toronto.

Author: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson

Publisher: Library of Contemporary Jewish

ISBN: 9004326529

Category: Philosophy

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Michael L. Morgan is Emeritus Chancellor Professor at Indiana University and the Grafstein Visiting Chair in Jewish Philosophy at the University of Toronto. He has written extensively on ancient Greek philosophy, modern Jewish philosophy, and post-Holocaust theology and ethics.
Categories: Philosophy

Michael L Morgan History and Moral Normativity

Michael L  Morgan  History and Moral Normativity

1 Paul Franks To Seize Memory: History and Identity in ... 107 Michael L. Morgan Historicity, Dialogical Philosophy, and Moral Normativity: Discovering the Second Person .............................................................. 145 ...

Author: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004326514

Category: Philosophy

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Michael L. Morgan is Emeritus Chancellor Professor at Indiana University and the Grafstein Visiting Chair in Jewish Philosophy at the University of Toronto. He has written extensively on ancient Greek philosophy, modern Jewish philosophy, and post-Holocaust theology and ethics.
Categories: Philosophy

The Routledge Handbook of Phenomenology of Agency

The Routledge Handbook of Phenomenology of Agency

He has published several articles on theory of action, social philosophy, ethics, theory of knowledge, philosophy of ... Levinas's Ethical Politics (Indiana, 2016), and Michael L. Morgan: History and Moral Normativity (Brill, 2018).

Author: Christopher Erhard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351597524

Category: Philosophy

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Phenomenology has primarily been concerned with questions about knowledge and ontology. However, in recent years the rise of interest and research in phenomenology and embodiment, the emotions and cognitive science has seen the concept of agency move to a central place in the study of phenomenology generally. The Routledge Handbook of Phenomenology of Agency is an outstanding reference source to this topic and the first volume of its kind. It comprises twenty-seven chapters written by leading international contributors. Organised into two parts, the following key topics are covered: • major figures • the metaphysics of agency • rationality • voluntary and involuntary action • moral experience • deliberation and choice • phenomenology of agency and the cognitive sciences • phenomenology of freedom • embodied agency Essential reading for students and researchers in phenomenology, philosophy of mind, metaphysics and philosophy of cognitive science The Routledge Handbook of Phenomenology of Agency will also be of interest to those in closely related subjects such as sociology and psychology.
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The Future of Jewish Philosophy

The Future of Jewish Philosophy

1944), History and Moral Normativity. This concluding volume treats of Michael L. Morgan, the Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Jewish Studies at Indiana University. He studied at Syracuse University (B.A., 1965), ...

Author: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004381216

Category: Religion

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This anthology reflects on the future of Jewish philosophy in light of the Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers (Brill, 2013-2018). The essays assess the academic contribution and cultural importance of Jewish philosophy and offer paths for its future growth.
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The Oxford Handbook of Levinas

The Oxford Handbook of Levinas

Michael L. Morgan. Bauman, Zygmunt. ... Honor, History, and Relationship: Essays in Second-Personal Ethics, vol. 2. ... Morgan, Michael L. “Historicity, Dialogical Philosophy, and Moral Normativity: Discovering the Second Person.

Author: Michael L. Morgan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190910686

Category: Philosophy

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Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995) emerged as an influential philosophical voice in the final decades of the twentieth century, and his reputation has continued to flourish and increase in our own day. His central themes--the primacy of the ethical and the core of ethics as our responsibility to and for others--speak to readers from a host of disciplines and perspectives. However, his writings and thought are challenging and difficult. The Oxford Handbook of Levinas contains essays that aim to clarify and engage Levinas and his writings in a number of ways. Some focus on central themes of his work, others on the ways in which he read and was influenced by figures from Plato, Hobbes, Descartes, and Kant to Blanchot, Husserl, Heidegger, and Derrida. And there are essays on how his thinking has been appropriated in moral and political thought, psychology, film criticism, and more, and on the relation between his thinking and religious themes and traditions. Finally, several essays deal primarily with how readers have criticized him and found him wanting. The volume exposes and explores both the depth of Levinas's philosophical work and the range of applications to which it has been put, with special attention to clarifying why his interests in the human condition, the crisis of civilization, the centrality and character of ethics and morality, and the very meaning of human experience should be of interest to the widest range of readers.
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Jewish Philosophy for the Twenty First Century

Jewish Philosophy for the Twenty First Century

Moral. Normativity. Discovering the Second Person Michael L. Morgan For nearly four decades, my thinking about Judaism and Jewish ... The problem con- cerns the relationship between thought and history: is thought transcendent?

Author: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004279629

Category: Religion

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Jewish Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century showcases living Jewish thinkers who produce innovative ideas taking into consideration theology, hermeneutics, politics, ethics, science and technology, law, gender, and ecology.
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The Politics of Vulnerable Groups

The Politics of Vulnerable Groups

Morgan, Michael L., “To Seize Memory: History and Identity in Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought”, in Morgan, Michael L. (ed.), History and Moral Normativity, Brill, 2018. Néher, André, The Exile of the Word, from the Silence of the Bible to ...

Author: Fabio Macioce

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031075476

Category: Critical theory

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This book describes and analyzes the conceptual ambiguity of vulnerability, in an effort to understand its particular applications for legal and political protection when relating to groups. Group vulnerability has become a common concept within legal and political scholarship but remains largely undertheorized as a phenomenon itself. At the same time, in academia and within legal circles, vulnerability is primarily understood as a phenomenon affecting individuals, and the attempts to identify vulnerable groups are discredited as essentialist and stereotypical. In contrast, this book demonstrates that a conception of group vulnerability is not only theoretically possible, but also politically and legally necessary. Two conceptions of group vulnerability are discussed: one focuses on systemic violence or oppression directed toward several individuals, while another requires a common positioning of individuals within a given context that conditions their agency, ability to cope with risks and uncertainties, and manage their consequences. By comparing these two definitions of group vulnerability and their implications, Macioce seeks a more precise delineation of the theoretical boundaries of the concept of group vulnerability. Fabio Macioce is Professor of Philosophy of Law and Bioethics at LUMSA University, School of Law, Italy.
Categories: Critical theory

The Radical Demand in L gstrup s Ethics

The Radical Demand in L  gstrup s Ethics

'Kierkegaard, in Sacha Golob and Jens Timmermann (eds), The Cambridge History of Moral Philosophy (Cambridge: Cambridge ... Morgan, Michael L. Historicity, Dialogical Philosophy, and Moral Normativity: Discovering the Second Person, ...

Author: Robert Stern

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192564238

Category: Philosophy

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How much does ethics demand of us? On what authority does it demand it? How does what ethics demand relate to other requirements, such as those of prudence, law, and social convention? Does ethics really demand anything at all? Questions of this sort lie at the heart of the work of the Danish philosopher and theologian K. E. Løgstrup (1905-1981), and in particular his key text The Ethical Demand (1956). In The Radical Demand in Løgstrup's Ethics, Robert Stern offers a full account of that text, and situates Løgstrup's distinctive position in relation to Kant, Kierkegaard, Levinas, Darwall and Luther. For Løgstrup, the ethical situation is primarily one in which the fate of the other person is placed in your hands, where it is then your responsibility to do what is best for them. The demand therefore does not come from the other person as such, as what they ask you to do may be different from what you should do. It is also not laid down by social rules, nor by God or by any formal principle of practical reason, such as Kant's principle of universalizability. Rather, it comes from what is required to care for the other, and the directive power of their needs in the situation. Løgstrup therefore rejects accounts of ethical obligation based on the commands of God, or on abstract principles governing practical reason, or on social norms; instead he develops a different picture, at the basis of which is our interdependence, which he argues gives his ethics a grounding in the nature of life itself.
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Levinas and Analytic Philosophy

Levinas and Analytic Philosophy

In The Oxford Handbook of Levinas, edited by Michael L. Morgan, 243–58. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. Schroeder, Mark. “Cudworth and Normative Explanations.” Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 1 (2006). Stern, Robert.

Author: Michael Fagenblat

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429870064

Category: Philosophy

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This volume examines the relevance of Emmanuel Levinas’s work to recent developments in analytic philosophy. Contemporary analytic philosophers working in metaethics, the philosophy of mind, and the metaphysic of personal identity have argued for views similar to those espoused by Levinas. Often disparately pursued, Levinas’s account of "ethics as first philosophy" affords a way of connecting these respective enterprises and showing how moral normativity enters into the structure of rationality and personal identity. In metaethics, the volume shows how Levinas’s moral phenomenology relates to recent work on the normativity of rationality and intentionality, and how it can illuminate a wide range of moral concepts including accountability, moral intuition, respect, conscience, attention, blame, indignity, shame, hatred, dependence, gratitude and guilt. The volume also tests Levinas’s innovative claim that ethical relations provide a way of accounting for the irreducibility of personal identity to psychological identity. The essays here contribute to ongoing discussions about the metaphysical significance and sustainability of a naturalistic but nonreductive account of personhood. Finally, the volume connects Levinas’s second-person standpoint with analogous developments in moral philosophy.
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Levinas s Ethical Politics

Levinas s Ethical Politics

Michael L. Morgan ... identity and nationhood are never provided with a secure normative foundation, surely not a morally normative one. Acquiring, maintaining, and enhancing one's sense of identity are assumed to have normative force, ...

Author: Michael L. Morgan

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253021182

Category: Religion

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Emmanuel Levinas conceives of our lives as fundamentally interpersonal and ethical, claiming that our responsibilities to one another should shape all of our actions. While many scholars believe that Levinas failed to develop a robust view of political ethics, Michael L. Morgan argues against understandings of Levinas's thought that find him politically wanting or even antipolitical. Morgan examines Levinas's ethical critique of the political as well as his Jewish writings—including those on Zionism and the founding of the Jewish state—which are controversial reflections of Levinas's political expression. Unlike others who dismiss Levinas as irrelevant or anarchical, Morgan is the first to give extensive treatment to Levinas as a serious social political thinker whose ethics must be understood in terms of its political implications. Morgan reveals Levinas's political commitments to liberalism and democracy as well as his revolutionary conception of human life as deeply interconnected on philosophical, political, and religious grounds.
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