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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The ethics of a woman may conflict with the ethics of a woman as a mother, but this is a conflict that needs to be encountered, and Euripides’s The Medea could be read to show that Medea voices such a conflict, or alternately, that Medea is a representation of the fears of a gynophobic culture, embodying the overwhelming mother whose power over life and death leaves the child helpless in complete dependency and the adult male in terror of women.

Alex Cistelecan rated it liked it Mar 22, Nicholas Caffarilla rated it it was ok Aug 08, The ethics of desire Lacan is developed in Seminar VII, The Ethics of Psychoanalysisin relation to the practice of psychoanalysis, even while it has been hhe beyond the analytic situation to provide an account of an ethics of the subject of politics and social action.

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It is not only that jouissance is a retroactive effect of the prohibition of Law, so that jouissance derives from prohibition, strengthening obstacles to pleasure and causing suffering.

Ed Pluth – – Continental Philosophy Review 39 3: Marko Jenko rated it it was amazing Nov 23, Read it Forward Read it first. Zupancic correlates this description of the form of subjectification in the drive as an ethical act with Kant’s description of the subject of freedom. Fidelity to the object is for the subject fidelity to his or her lack of being, to finitude and limitation.


In an arch-Hegelian twist in that Hegel is hardly mentioned here Zupancic rescues Alen,a from his own contorted deadlocks by discerning in them a summons for Lacanian dis-tensioning. For Lacan, the act of a true woman is not necessarily as extreme as Medea’s, but it has the same structure, in that she sacrifices what is most precious to her in order to pierce man with a hole that can never be filled. In a skillful analysis she explains the structure of the Kantian subject of freedom through Lacan’s logic of the forced choice and so through the schema of separation.

Thierry de Deuve’s ‘Kant after Duchamp’ is the best one I’ve seen on Kant’s ‘Critique of Judgement’ and clearest and most thorough explanation of Lacan’s important essay “Kant avec Sade,” finally available in English many many zupaancic after it’s French publication. Oct 20, Justin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Alenka Zupancic summons up an ‘ethics of the Real’, and clears the ground for a radical restoration of the disruptive element in ethics.

Ethics of the Real: Kant, Lacan

Kant’s Conception of Virtue. Verso, The idea of Kantian ethics is both simple and revolutionary: Lists with Zupanci Book. Through this act she emerges from her depression.

Zupancic, Ethics of the Real: Looking for More Great Reads? This, however, implies that evil exists, while good does not. Don’t have an account? The rigor of her development leads Zupancic to the paradox that there is no ethical basis of ethics: In Praise of Disobedience.


Refresh and try again. The Act and Evil in Literature. In Seminar XI he argues that the pleasure principle cannot be made the basis of an ethics-“by situating itself purely and simply in the register of pleasure, ethics fails”-and that because utilitarian ethics posits the pathological object as such a basis, it fails: So an ethics of desire is political, and they result from, or are even no different from, the functioning of the Other: Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.

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The Cleansing Power of Yoga. Duidelijk wordt dat ethiek, verlangen en zuivere doodsdrift quasi synoniemen zijn. The object is good because it is desired, but it is always lacking, an object only ever of representation. The human subject is the subject of language and social exchange. The social law is a transposition of the law of language. Added to PP index Total downloads 42of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 7 76, of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

Verso, Janet Thormann. Verso- Philosophy – pages. Account Options Sign in. Miller here hedges suggestively: