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Title: Introduction
Subtitle: Ethics and the Between
Author(s): VAN DE PUTTE, André
Journal: Ethical Perspectives
Volume: 8    Issue: 4   Date: 2001   
Pages: 231-231
DOI: 10.2143/EP.8.4.503833

Abstract :
The articles in the present issue are the result of a study day on William Desmond’s recent book, Ethics and the Between, held at the K.U.Leuven's Institute of Philosophy. This important book certainly deserves a thorough discussion and for many reasons. It is the manifestation of an ambition that reminds us of past periods in the history of philosophy. These days not so many philosophers venture to set up a body of work — three volumes — in the tradition of the great philosophical systems that once tried to cover and understand the whole of reality. When reading Ethics and the Between, Hegel’s system comes to mind not only because we know that William Desmond is a Hegel scholar but also because of its ambition to give everything a place within an encompassing system.

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