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100 1  McCarthy, Erin,|d1969-|0
245 10 Ethics embodied :|brethinking selfhood through continental,
       Japanese, and feminist philosophies /|cErin McCarthy ; 
       foreword by Thomas P. Kasulis. 
264  1 Lanham :|bRowman & Littlefield,|c[2010] 
264  4 |c©2010 
300    xviii, 115 pages ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Thomas P. Kasulis -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2.
       Toward a New Ethical Framework: Watsuji in Dialogue with 
       the West -- Chapter 3. The Embodied Self -- Chapter 4. 
       Toward an Embodied Ethics of Care -- Chapter 5. Body, Self
       and Ethics: Watsuji and Irigaray -- Chapter 6. Conclusion.
520 1  ""A fascinating study of some important intersections 
       between phenomenology, modern Japanese philosophy, and 
       contemporary feminist ethics. By bringing these streams of
       thought together to re-assess embodiment and its 
       significance for ethics, McCarthy simultaneously develops 
       a novel form of cross-cultural feminist 
       philosophy."͠Alison Stone, Lancaster University" 
       ""McCarthy writes with a clarity that shows how deeply she
       has thought about, and cared about, the encounter of 
       Western feminist thinking with Japanese philosophy. Not 
       only has she made difficult texts accessible to the 
       general reader, she has succeeded in making them relevant 
       to an important range of contemporary ethical questions. 
       This little book represents yet another landmark in the 
       opening of Western philosophy to the remarkable insight of
       an intellectual tradition whose contributions to 
       discussions of the body are irreplaceable."͠James W. 
       Heisig, Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture" 
       ""Ethics Embodied is, as the author notes, an introduction,
       but it also attempts to carve out a new approach to ethics
       and offers as well a re-thinking of what is essential in 
       teaching at all levels. As an introduction, it succeeds 
       admirably and should create considerable excitement in the
       minds and bodies of readers."͠Robert Carter, Trent 
       University" "While the body has been largely neglected in 
       much of traditional Western philosophy, there is a rich 
       tradition of Japanese philosophy in which this is not the 
       case. Ethics Embodied explains how Japanese philosophy 
       includes the body as an integral part of selfhood and 
       ethics and shows how it provides an alternative and 
       challenge to the traditional Western philosophical views 
       of self and ethics. Through a comparative feminist 
       approach, the book articulates the striking similarities 
       that exist between certain strands of Japanese philosophy 
       and feminist philosophy concerning selfhood, ethics, and 
       the body. Despite these similarities, McCarthy argues that
       there are significant differences between these 
       philosophies and that each reveals important limitations 
       of the other. Thus, the book urges a view of ethical 
       embodied selfhood that goes beyond where each of these 
       views leaves us when considered in isolation." "With keen 
       analysis and constructive comparison, this book will be 
       accessible for students and scholars familiar with the 
       Western philosophical tradition, while still adding a more
       global perspective."--BOOK JACKET. 
600 10 Watsuji, Tetsurō,|d1889-1960.|0
650  0 Philosophy, Japanese.|0
650  0 Feminist theory.|0
650  0 Continental philosophy.|0
650  0 Human body.|0
650  0 Ethics.|0
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