Beyond the Pale Paperback
Reading Ethics from the Margins
by MIGUEL A. DE LA TORRE;
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Beyond the Pale
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Beyond the Pale by MIGUEL A. DE LA TORRE was published by Westminster John Knox in August 2011. The ISBN for Beyond the Pale is 9780664236809.
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Beyond the Pale sets out, in grand scale, to assess twenty-four major ethicists that have held sway over the realm of ethics in Western philosophical and social tradition. This assessment comes from a very specific academic milieu, with each chapter written by scholars ‘from the margins’ - those who are not white, male, Euro-American. Coming from womanist, liberationist, post-colonial, black and a variety of other perspectives, ethicists from Plato to Foucault in the philosophical tradition and Rauschenbusch to Hauerwas in the social tradition are examined from the perspective of the marginalised and down-trodden in Western society. With each chapter covering one thinker, the space for a full and proper assessment of the contribution of each ethicist to dominating and discriminatory ethics through the centuries is not what is intended. Instead, the contributors primarily aim to give signposts showing the ways in which key Euro-American, male, white, ethicists have generally been products of their culture and failed to fight for the poor and the oppressed, instead theorizing and theologising in a way that maintains and strengthens the status quo. Overall, it makes fascinating reading, with helpful biographies included in most chapters. However, one cannot help but think that the collection would be stronger if more of a focus was placed on contributing ways forward, not simply on a severe finger-pointing analysis.
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Details for Beyond the Pale
|Author / Artist||MIGUEL A. DE LA TORRE|
|Book Format||Paperback / softback|
|Publisher||Westminster John Knox (August 2011)|
|Number of Pages||304|
|Page last updated||27th May 2016|