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Humorous Commitments and Non-Violent Politics: A Response to Simon Critchley's Infinitely Demanding

Jenkins, Fiona


This discussion of Infinitely Demanding explores the terms of the paradox with which Critchley is centrally concerned: how an ethico-politics can at once begin in disappointment and yet allow for engagement, the infinite renewal of commitment and optimism. Placing this in critical relation to the paradox Rorty meets with his account of the "private ironist and public liberal" in Contingency, Irony, Solidarity, I argue that Critchley's ethico-politics invokes the possibility of a non-ironical...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Critical Horizons: a journal of philosophy and social theory
DOI: 10.1558/crit.v10i2.257


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