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In this major new book, Terry Eagleton, one of the world’sgreatest cultural theorists, writes with wit, eloquence and clarityon the question of ethics. Providing rare insights into tragedy,politics, literature, morality and religion, Eagleton examines keyethical theories through the framework of Jacques Lacan’scategories of the Imaginary, the Symbolic and the Real, measuringthem against the ‘richer’ ethical resources ofsocialism and the Judaeo-Christian tradition.

  • a major new book from Terry Eagleton, one of the world’sgreatest cultural theorists
  • investigates ethical theories from Aristotle to Alain Badiouand Slavoj Žižek
  • engages with the whole modern European tradition of thoughtabout ethics
  • brings together personal and political ethics and makes apassionate case for political love

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