Beyond Sovereignty: A New Global Ethics and Morality

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Within the context of a careful critique of the relevant thinking of Alain Badiou and Giorgio Agamben, the writer articulates an understanding of ethics and morality alternative to the otherwise highly creative extensions of modern consciousness embodied in the works of these authors. Opting for direct quotation rather than paraphrase, he shows in fine detail the limits of these most recent forms of self-referential thinking, contrasting them at every step with what he calls "the thinking now occurring for the first time." The exposition of the new ethics, developed in contrast to Badiou's "ethic of truths," is accompanied by a table summarizing its logical structure in the form of an "Index of the Ethic of Simplicity," which contains, among other things, pointers, historical and otherwise, to other domains of thought. Likewise, prior to its intricate ontological exposition, the "Morality of the New Beginning" is first laid out in the form of a table containing an Ennealogue of the moral imperatives for the new world reality, at once synoptically related to commandments of the Old Testament and the precepts of Jesus.

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D.G. Leahy is formerly Distinguished Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Maryland. He is the author of Novitas Mundi: Perception of the History of Being; Foundation: Matter the Body Itself; Faith and Philosophy: The Historical Impact; and The Cube Unlike All Others. He is the founder of The New York Philosophy Corporation (newyorkphilosophy.org) for which he currently conducts courses in the history of philosophy and theology.

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