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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Ethics of the Real: Kant, Lacan by Alenka Zupančič

She is currently a full-time researcher at the Institute of Philosophy of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and a visiting professor at the European Graduate School. Ethics of the Real: In an act, there is no ‘divided subject’: It is the analysis of Claudel’s The Hostage, however, that most fully develops the implications of an ethics of drive.

This book is concerned with doing exactly the opposite. Yet it does not address a very important issue. Want to Read saving…. Antigone therefore exemplifies for Lacan a relation to the signifier, a relation rthics in a radical separation from the Thing. Miller here hedges suggestively: Kostas rated it it teh amazing May 24, What then is specifically ethical in drive or in subjectification in the drive?

Published April 17th by Verso first published But the effort to move beyond that concession leads to contradiction. Click here to sign up.

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Jan 16, Pages Buy. The form of the act is the act’s motive and content. The human subject is the subject of language and social exchange. What was at stake was the relationship between objective laws of history which, as Marxists believed, should necessarily result in the systemic collapse of capitalism on the one hand, and the development of the consciousness of the proletariat, on the other.

The ethics of desire rests on a sacrifice of the Good. For a while the only available English translation of Lacan’s essay had to be photocopied from libraries from back issues of October magazine.

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The object is good because it is desired, but it alnka always lacking, an object only ever of representation. Please try again later. Instead, she informs a new perspective by carefully pre- senting and juxtaposing both the Lacanian and Kantian dis- courses. Robert rated it really liked it Feb 26, His concept of the Real, however, provides perhaps the most useful backdrop to this new interpretation of Kantian ethics.

Duke University Press,3, Lacan alekna 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 must because you must” and thereby generating an insatiable demand, and zupanfic the superego, the pure form of the Law, cannot provide an ethics because it is an injunction to jouissance.

Jacques Lacan in Continental Philosophy. In Praise of Disobedience.

Ethics of the Real: Kant, Lacan

Constantly juxtaposing her readings of the two philosophers. Fijnzinnig gekaderd in voorbeelden uit literatuur, zoals de onmisbare Sade, Don juan en meer. Kant’s Conception of Virtue. Lacan on the face of it appears the very antithesis of Kant – the wild theorist of psychoanalysis compared to the sober Enlightenment thinker.


Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein. Sygne in Seminar VIII reveals the impasse of the contemporary situation-the weakness of the symbolic function-where not to give up on desire means to have to sacrifice everything, so that as a woman she comes to occupy the position of the phallus. The Future Is Open.

Freud wonders, and if the neighbor does not love me? Kant, thank God, is not our contemporary; he stands against the grain of our times.

Now it would seem to be a condition of any ethics of zuupancic 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. The paradox of an ethics of desire is that the Supreme Good must be off limits.

Verso,aupancic Language as the symbolic Other inhabits the subject, operating as the processes of the unconscious and making the subject a social being from the start. Where Buddhism Meets Neuroscience. Don’t have an account? The MoralPathology of Everyday Life.