The Ethics of Time: A Phenomenology and Hermeneutics of Change

2017.07.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Panteleimon Manoussakis, The Ethics of Time: A Phenomenology and Hermeneutics of Change, Bloomsbury Press, 2017, 209pp.,
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2017.07.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Panteleimon Manoussakis, The Ethics of Time: A Phenomenology and Hermeneutics of Change, Bloomsbury Press, 2017, 209pp., $114.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781474299169. Reviewed by Felix Ó Murchadha, National University of Ireland, Galway This is a rich and carefully structured book, which develops an account of time as essential to ethics through a discussion of phenomenological, theological and psychoanalytic themes. The ethics of time is to be read both as subjective and objective genitive: the temporal nature of ethics and the ethical nature of time. Time is to be understood here as movement and change, and central to ethics is the movement motivated by the perception of imperfection, of evil, guided by a sense of the good. The fundamental point here is that ethics and time are interrelated because time is only possible through a consciousness which is eschatologically orientated -- which glimpses perfection.. . .

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