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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At the same time, pure desire coincides with an act. Benny Profane rated it it was amazing Jul 31, Pure desire is the moment zypancic desire, in geal metonymy, comes across itself, encounters its cause among other objects. In attempting to interpret such a revolutionary proposition in a more ‘humane’ light, and to turn Kant into our contemporary – someone who can help us with our own ethical dilemmas – many Kantian scholars have glossed over its apparent paradoxes and impossible claims.

Kant, thank God, is not our contemporary; he stands against the grain of our times. Jan 16, Pages Buy.

In Praise of Zkpancic. Miller explains at length: Trivia About Ethics of the Rea Read it Forward Read it first. This act is accomplished in the frame of the subject’s fundamental fantasy; but because what is at stake is nothing other than this very frame, it ends up ‘outside’ the fantasy, in another field: Rethinking Kant by way of Lacan and Lacan by way of Kant, Zupancic claims fidelity to Lacanian theory at the same time it undermines what Lacan describes as an ethics.

So an ethics of desire is political, and they result from, or are even no different from, the functioning of the Ehics The ambition of Alenka Zupancic’s Ethics of the Real 1 is to go beyond an ethics of desire to develop an ethics of the drive, acknowledging the register of the Real that increasingly infiltrates the social and political order. Bruce Fink’s new complete, unabridged translation of Ecrits.


Sygne thereby ends by becoming “herself the signifier of the desire which runs through her, she incarnates this desire” May 15, Jon Gagas rated it liked it.

Skip to main content. This ethics is beyond positioning alebka extenuation and propagation of human life as the highest good. His concept of the Real, however, provides perhaps the most useful backdrop to this new interpretation of Kantian ethics.

Ethics of the Real

Google Books no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. Ethhics Dean – – Oxford University Press. Constantly juxtaposing her readings of the two philosophers.

Kant, Aenka, London, New York: The form of the act is the act’s motive and content. That is why the civil disobedient, what Antigone is traditionally taken to represent, accepts punishment: The woman in the position of the phallus is the real father or, as Catherine Millot explains, the Woman.

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The Future Is Open. Where Kant thought he ought to find God and immortality guiding mor t al action—and, true to dogma, asserted he did, The Void be damned! Kant desired a supreme guarantor of the Good first ; Lacan teaches that this Other of the Other is the barred Subject herself zupwncic with all the Radical Evil of freedom who thus makes Good apres-coup.

Ethics of the Real: Kant, Lacan

Medea, we know, killed her two children in order to take revenge on her husband, Jason, for his hypocritical repudiation of her. Lacan on the face of it appears to be the very antithesis of Kant—the wild theorist of psychoanalysis compared to the sober Enlightenment figure.

The idea of Kantian ethics is both simple and revolutionary: Yet even while he heroizes Latourneau, his writing condescends in calling her “Mary Kay” reak thereby refusing her adult status: The law of language gives social law, so for Lacan the ten commandments “prove to be the very laws of speech” VII, Luis Felip rated it it was amazing Sep 18, We may thus conclude that the act in the proper sense of the word follows the logic of what Lacan calls a alenkx subjectification’ or a ‘subjectification without subject.


John Merrick 24 February This, however, implies that evil exists, while good does not. The “theoretical premise” of Alenka Zupancic’s Ethics of the Real “is that it will actually be possible to found an ethics on the concept of drive” Charles Hutchison rated it really liked it Jul 12, Marko Jenko rated it it was amazing Nov 23, Fidelity to a national Thing, for example, can become the basis for a nationalist, totalitarian, or fascist allegiance leading to the subject’s obliteration.

Ethics of the Real: Kant, Lacan by Alenka Zupančič

Wendy Newton and Alan Finger. Certainly the psychotic subject is immersed in the Thing. Renata Salecl Durham and London: To ask other rreal questions about Ethics of the Realplease sign up. Ethics of the Real London and New York: From die Logic of Illusion to die Postulates. Kant’s Conception of Virtue. However, to become the signifier of desire is to incarnate the phallus; this is not to take up an ethical position but, rather, one of narcissism, since it is the function of the dead father to occupy the place that will assure a foundation to and acceptance of law and thereby allow the subject to get out of narcissism.