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Why Ethics?
Signs of Responsibilities
Robert Gibbs

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments xi
Abbreviations and Notes on Citations xiii
Introduction Why Questions? 3
A. The Response in Responsibility 3
B. Signs 6
C. Commentaries l0
D. A Map 13
E. The Authors and Texts 23
Part I: Attending the Future 27
Chapter 1: Why Listen? 29
A. Attending the Teacher 31
B. Asymmetry 35
C. Receiving the World 37
D. The Face and Consciosness 40
E. Apology 44
Chapter 2 Why Speak? 47
A. The Saving 48
B. Bodily Signifying 50
C. Saying the Saying 58
D. Witness to Glory 61
Chapter 3: Why Write? 66
A. Writing Withdratual 67
B. Saying and Writing 74
C. The Trace and Crossing out 79
Chapter 4: Why Read? 86
A. The Hidden Thread 87
B. Closure of Philosophy 89
C. Re-citation 95
Chapter 5: Why Comment? 114
A. The Written Command 115
B. Reading and Separation 116
C. Commentaries 123
Part II: Presentjudgments 131
Chapter 6: Why Reason? 133
A. The Third and Justice 134
B. Mutuality and Justice 141
C. Mutuality and Asymmetry 145
Chapter 7: Why Mediate? 156
A. Communication and Love 157
B. Media for Communication 167
C. Mediating Consensus 171
Chapter 8: Why Judge? 178
A. Attribution 180
B. We and Ye 182
C. Universality and the Outside 187
D. Judgment Day 192
E. Unjust Judgment 200
Chapter 9: Why Law? 210
A. Justifying the World 211
B. Preserving Contradictions 214 '
C Judgment and the Oppressed 218
Part III: Pragmatism, Pragmatics, and Method 225
Chapter 10: Why Verify? 227
A. Performative Method 229
B. Empiricisms: Absolute and Radical 234
C. Pragmatism and Pragmaticism 239
Chapter 11: Why Thirds? 246
A. The Third Person 247
B. Interpretation and Thirds 251
Chapter 12: Why Me? 258
A. Interpreters and Signs 259
B. Me and I 259
C. The Indeclinable Accusative (Me) 272
Chapter 13: Why Translate? 278
A. Reason and Jewish Sources 280
B. Jewish New Thinking 286
C. Contemporary Translation 290
D. A Necessary Trial 298
Part IV: Repenting History 305
Chapter 14: Why Repent? 307
A. Return 308
B. Great Is Repentance 310
C. Social Repentance 319
Chapter 15: Why Confess? 325
A. Confessing Orally 326
B. Performance of the "I" 329
C. Confession of Love 334
Chapter 16 Why Forgive? 338
A. Forgive or Forget 339
B. Changing the Past 341
C. Being Forgiven 345
Chapter 17: Why Remember? 354
A. Calendars 355
B. Historiography 362
C. Ruins and Remnants 372
Epilogue Postmodern Jewish Philosophy and Modernity 380
Pretext Index 385
Name Index 391
Subject Index 395

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