By Roxana Moroşanu

This e-book demanding situations the methods we expect approximately human supplier by way of taking a look at the creativity, ethics, and capacities for social transformation which are embedded in easy activities of “doing”. Stemming from ethnographic learn with households within the uk as a part of a much wider interdisciplinary venture household power call for, this publication probes a few mundane techniques to time—such as spontaneity, anticipation, and “family time”—and the ways that they expand moral imaginations, create new sorts of sociality, and engender human agency.

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Ethical work is essentially practical—it is a form of doing, not of making, in Aristotle’s distinction—and, in Faubion’s reading, it can be regarded as an “autodidactic” endeavour (2001: 94). Finally, telos represents the mode of being, or the kind of being, that the ethical subject aspires to be: “A moral action tends toward its own accomplishment; but it also aims beyond the latter, to the establishing of a moral conduct that commits an individual, not only to other actions always in conformity with values and rules, but to a certain mode of being, a mode of being characteristic of the ethical subject” (Foucault 1990: 28 R.

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