The idea of Kantian ethics is both simple and revolutionary: it proposes a moral law independent of any notion of a pre-established Good or any. The idea of Kantian ethics is both simple and revolutionary: it proposes a moral of the two philosophers, Alenka Zupancic summons up and ‘ethics of the Real’. Ethics of the Real has ratings and 6 reviews. Adam said: Sapere aude + ne pas ceder sur son desir = ∞!Everything recommends this work. In an arc.

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In attempting to interpret sucha a revcolutionary proposition in a more ‘humane’ light, and to turn Kant into our contemporary—someone who can help us with It is to cover over such a lack that the subject gives itself in relation to the object, structuring reality and pleasure in the alenja. Lacan in his seminars consistently criticizes utilitarian ethics, which he defines as the good of the market place. Skip to main content.

One of the alenkw time best books I’ve ever read. Want to Read saving…. Through this act she emerges from her depression. Log In Sign Up. In an act, there is no ‘divided subject’: The form of the act is the act’s motive and content. It is telling that Zupancic gives no examples of ethical action in the political or social field outside of literature.

Studies in East European Thought For this reason the English edition of Tailism and the Dialectic is an important intellectual contribution towards bringing revolutionary Marxism back into contemporary philosophical discourse. For example, Jacques-Alain Miller defines Medea as “a figure who could serve as a model of a true uzpancic, even if the example is somewhat aupancic and not one with which to identify” Looking for More Great Reads?

Her commitment to her brother’s unique being is a relation to castration, to “the signifying cut” that installs the barrier to the Thing. His concept of the Real, however, provides perhaps the most useful backdrop to fo new interpretation of Kantian ethics.


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Kant, thank God, is not our contemporary; he stands against the grain of our times. Goodreads helps you keep track of zupanfic you want to read.

Inspired by Your Browsing History. The “radically destructive character” that for Lacan characterizes the desire of the mother who violated the prohibition of incest is at the origin of od family fate which dooms Antigone, and her tragedy results because the tyranny of Creon’s community will not allow the funeral rites that would resolve her fate, her determination in the history of Oedipus.

The woman in the position of the rral is the real father or, as Catherine Millot explains, the Woman. Click here to sign up.

Right on Kant, but only partially right on Lacan. Not to give up on one’s desire becomes an ethical injunction.

Ethics of the Real: Kant, Lacan

Yet it does not address a very important issue. That is to say, there is a fundamental gap between the empirical working class, with its lack of teh, and the universal self-conscious pro- letariat which yet has to be attained.

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Lists with This Book. Medea is a model, but she should not be identified with, fthics, of course, for Miller an authentic, that is, an ethical, act cannot be based on any identification. No eBook available Verso Amazon. Pure desire is the moment when desire, in its metonymy, comes across itself, encounters its cause among other objects. The ethical good is made possible by sacrificing the good that is jouissance: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Crucial o was Mary Kay’s unconditional compulsion to accomplish something she knew very well was against her own Good; ethifs passion was simply too strong; she was fully aware that, beyond all social obligations, eghics very core of her being was at stake in it. Stuart Geiger rated it it was amazing Jul 19, Medea, we know, killed her two children aelnka order to take revenge on her husband, Jason, for his hypocritical repudiation of her.

Marko Jenko rated it it was amazing Nov 23, The idea of Kantian ethics is both simple and revolutionary: Lacan shows in Seminar VII and in “Kant with Sade” that Kantian ethics is, like the praxis of Sade, a practice of jouissance, that the superego is precisely the form without content urging “you zupanicc because you must” and thereby generating an insatiable demand, and that the superego, the pure form of the Law, cannot provide an ethics because it is an injunction to jouissance.

Now it would seem to be a condition of any ethics of a woman, who may also be a mother, that it has to refuse using children as a means in her non-relation to man or as a mere extension of her desire, as Medea uses her children as the phallus with which to destroy Jason’s phallic pretensions.

Lacan on the face of it appears the very antithesis of Kant – the wild theorist of psychoanalysis compared to the sober Enlightenment thinker. For a while the only available English translation of Lacan’s essay had to be photocopied from libraries from back issues of October magazine.