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A World Without Why
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Table of Contents

Preface ix 1. Goals, Origins, Disciplines 1 2. Vix intellegitur 22 3. Marxism and the Ethos of the Twentieth Century 45 4. Must Criticism Be Constructive? 68 5. The Loss of Meaning on the Left 91 6. Authority: Some Fables 112 7. A Note on Lying 135 8. Politics and Architecture 144 9. The Future of Theological Ethics 163 10. Did Williams Do Ethics? 175 11. The Wisdom of Oedipus and the Idea of a Moral Cosmos 195 12. Who Was the First Philosopher? 223 13. A World without Why 231 Notes 237 Index 257

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Raymond Geuss is professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Cambridge. His books include Politics and the Imagination and Philosophy and Real Politics (both Princeton).

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"Geuss is a unique voice in contemporary philosophy, and this book is ideal for anyone interested in intellectual history."--David Gordon, Library Journal "In A World Without Why, Raymond Geuss brings his caustic intelligence to many of themes and figures that have occupied his career."--Alex Sager, Marx & Philosophy "In these 13 essays, well-known critical philosopher Geuss ranges over a very wide field of topics--politics, ethics, cultural formations, history, ancient literary and philosophical works, and criticism itself... [S]tudents can read some of these essays with profit, such as the discussion of when obscurity of speech might be best."--Choice "This book leaves a lasting impression. Geuss is a great writer and a very thoughtful human being who has resisted quite valiantly the conventions of his discipline and his times. This is no 'grim' outlook at all, but rather hopeful, and one can only hope that Geuss himself agrees."--Laurie M. Johnson, European Legacy

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