The Ethics of Subjectivity

Perspectives since the Dawn of Modernity

  • Elvis Imafidon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. AB (Benda) Hofmeyr
    Pages 126-143
  3. Gerasimos Kakoliris
    Pages 144-156
  4. Precious O. Ighoroje
    Pages 240-254
  5. Elvis Imafidon
    Pages 255-279
  6. Amaechi Udefi
    Pages 296-309
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 326-344

About this book


Through the works of key figures in ethics since modernity this book charts a shift from dominant fixated, objective moral systems and the dependence on moral authorities such as God, nature and state to universal, formal, fallible, individualistic and/or vulnerable moral systems that ensue from the modern subject's exercise of reason and freedom.                     


Ethics modernity subjectivity autonomy self freedom reason Enlightenment postmodernity ethics Habermas Levinas moral philosophy morality naturalism philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Elvis Imafidon
    • 1
  1. 1.Ambrose Alli UniversityNigeria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-50124-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-47242-7
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