We should also note the Moral Luck criticism of actions that have a random component in their source. Alfred Mele would perhaps object that the alternative possibilities depend on luckand that this compromises moral responsibility.
For the serious to be truly serious, there must be the serial, which is made up of elements, of results, of configurations, of homologies, of repetitions.
What is serious for Lacan is the logic of the signifier, that is to say the opposite of a philosophy, inasmuch as every philosophy rests on the appropriateness, transparency, agreement, harmony of thought with itself.
The unconscious means that thought is caused by the non-thought that one cannot recapture in the present, except by capturing it in its consequences.
This is how Georges Dandin recaptures the consequence of stopped time when he stops to say: You wanted it, Georges Dandin. He makes time stop to recapture in the consequence what was caused by the non-thought.
Fichte was the first philosopher to focus on the uncanny contingency in the very heart of subjectivity: It is important to bear in mind the two primary meanings of Anstoss in German: Anstoss is not simply the obstacle the absolute I posits to itself in order to stimulate its activity so that, by overcoming the self-posited obstacle, it asserts its creative power, like the games the proverbial perverted ascetic saint plays with himself by inventing ever new temptations and then, in successfully resisting them, confirming his strength.
Fichte himself defines Anstoss as the non-assimilable foreign body that causes the subject division into the empty absolute subject and the finite determinate subject, limited by the non-I.
Fichte would effectively be a solipsist another commonplace reproach against his philosophy. I saw myself as taking an author from behind and giving him a child that would be his own offspring, yet monstrous.
It was really important for it to be his own child, because the author had to actually say all I had him saying. But the child was bound to be monstrous too, because it resulted from all sorts of shifting, slipping, dislocations, and hidden emissions that I really enjoyed.
Jacques-Alain Miller once characterized this reading with the same words as Deleuze: This Deleuzian procedure has an unexpected theological precedent — not the Christian immaculate conception, to which he himself refers, but the Jewish legend about the birth of the Messiah, reported by Joseph in a monoscript from the 13th century.
God wants to give birth to the Messiah, but knows that all of the forces of evil are waiting in front of the vagina of Shekina to kill the Messiah the minute he is born. So God goes at night to his mistress, Lilith, the symbol of evil, and penetrates her anally the expression used can also mean that he pees into her vagina.
The Messiah will come from Lilith after anal sex: How is its content neutralized? Giorgio Agamben tried to indicate this process with the notion of profanation: To profanate a mass is to perform a black mass, not to study the mass as object of the psychology of religion.
As such, profanation — not secularization — is the true materialist undermining of the Sacred: Protestantism realizes this split between the Sacred and the secular at its most radical: Mutatis mutandis, the same goes for the Stalinist Communism — it is secularized, not profaned religion.
Here one should perhaps supplement Agamben: Say, apropos of poetry:Author’s Bio.
More than a year into the Obama presidency, I, as neither Republican nor Democrat, am struck by how much he resembles not Jimmy Carter, as conservatives like to say, or FDR, as liberals prefer, but his immediate predecessor, not just in similarly pursuing certain unfortunate policies in ballooning our national indebtedness and doomed military activities.
Aristotle's Physics, Book II Philosophy , Spring Dr. Cynthia Freeland.
AH, , [email protected] All readings are in Ancient Greek Philosophy, ed. Cohen, Curd, and Reeve Aristotle's Theory of Causes and Natural Teleology. Hellenistic Monarchs down to the Roman Empire. The Hellenistic Age suffers from some of the same disabilities as Late Antiquity, i.e.
it doesn't measure up to the brilliance of the Golden Age of Greece and of late Republican and early Imperial Rome. "To anyone interested in the modern academy, Jerome Kagan's Three Cultures is a must read.
With penetrating insight and a rare breadth and sense of history, Kagan takes us on a tour of the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. Summary of Metaphysics by Aristotle. Plato, in his theory of forms, separates the sensible world (appearances) of the intelligible world (ideas) and the intelligible world was the only reality, the foundation of all truth.
But in Aristotle’s Metaphysics, at the heart of his philosophy, such separation removes any intelligibility and meaning to the world.
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