Staffordshire University logo
STORE - Staffordshire Online Repository

Michel Serres on Virtue

WEBB, David (2020) Michel Serres on Virtue. In: Michel Serres: das vielfältige Denken. Willhelm Fink, Munich, Germany. ISBN 978-3-7705-6514-6 (In Press)

[img] Text (The paper analyses the concept of virtue in the work of Michel Serres, proposing that Serres presents courage as the virtue appropriate to an extended sense of communication.)
Michel Serres on Virtue.docx - AUTHOR'S ACCEPTED Version (default)
Restricted to Repository staff only
Available under License All Rights Reserved.

Download (45kB) | Request a copy

Abstract or description

In the opening lines of Morales espiègles, a short work published only a few months before the end of his life, Michel Serres writes that he intends to venture ‘on tip toe’ into the ‘exotic land’ of morals (Morales espiègles 7). His reticence may bring a wry smile to some of his readers since questions regarding life, human life, and how it can be lived run openly through much of his work. Violence and peace are recurrent themes, as are those of multiplicity, relations, communication and restraint whose bearing on ethics is less direct, though no less significant. The fact that Serres’ writing on ethics is scattered here and there through his work is in no way a sign that he did not take it seriously.

Item Type: Book Chapter, Section or Conference Proceeding
Faculty: School of Creative Arts and Engineering > Humanities and Performing Arts
Depositing User: David WEBB
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2020 10:53
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2020 15:58
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/6133

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

DisabledGo Staffordshire University is a recognised   Investor in People. Sustain Staffs
Legal | Freedom of Information | Site Map | Job Vacancies
Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST4 2DE t: +44 (0)1782 294000