"Moral friends" in the zone of disaster

in the zone of disaster

Deborah Rose

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Zones of disaster tear open the everyday fabric of life, revealing both the arbitrariness of the everyday and some of the manifold alternatives. This paper draws on the bushfires in Canberra, Australia, as a case study against which to develop a comparative analysis of ethics as conceptualised by the New Confucian scholars and by a western mainstream philosophy of intersubjectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-97
Number of pages21
JournalTamkang Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006


  • Bushfires
  • Dualisms
  • Globalization
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Intersubjectivity
  • Levinas
  • Mencius
  • Modernity
  • Moral friends
  • Moral mind
  • New confucianism

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