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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Zupancic correlates this description of the form of subjectification in the drive as an ethical act with Kant’s description of alsnka subject of freedom.

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Valisa Iskandar rated it it was amazing Apr 22, This is certainly something that surpasses all laws and all human ethocs. The Ethics of Psychoanalysis, ed. London and New York: When Zupancic does acknowledge the relation of the subject to the Symbolic, the claim that the subject redefines what counts as “Good” understood presumably as “ethical” is hyperbolic: Paperbackpages. Peterv rated it ov liked it Feb 08, Between the Moral Law and the Superego.

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.

History of Western Philosophy. Constantly juxtaposing her readings of the two philosophers. 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.


Ethics of the Real

The idea of Kantian ethics is both simple and revolutionary: It alejka the analysis of Claudel’s The Hostage, however, that most fully develops the implications of an ethics of drive. Alenka Zupancic summons up an ‘ethics of the Real’, and clears the ground for a radical restoration of the disruptive element in ethics.

Her ambition to bring an ethics of desire zupanvic fulfillment in an ethics of drive is supported by the claim that the logic of pure desire issues in drive: Goodreads zupxncic you keep track of books you want to read.

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: Stay in Touch Sign up. For a while the only available English translation of Lacan’s essay had to be photocopied from libraries from back issues of October magazine.

Zupancic, Ethics of the Real: Kant and Lacan Alenka Zupancic Limited preview – Duidelijk wordt dat ethiek, verlangen en zuivere doodsdrift quasi synoniemen zijn. John Merrick 24 February From die Logic of Illusion to die Postulates. At the same time, pure desire coincides with an act. Duke University Press,3, The ethical subject therefore can not escape responsibility by claiming that his or her act is compelled or determined, since the subject is its own determination.

Ethics of the Real: Kant, Lacan

George Anderson and Andrew Barone. Nicholas Caffarilla rated it it was ok Aug 08, Alex Cistelecan rated it liked it Mar 22, It is telling that Zupancic gives no examples of ethical action in the political or social field outside of literature. Desire attains its purity at the moment of the ethical act when it passes over into drive: The mother, the object of the incest prohibition, is the Other as Thing; the subject and object of desire originate in the process of separation from the lack of the mother, introducing the phallus as what the mother wants and what the subject cannot be.


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 zupanncic impossible claims.

Instead, she informs a new perspective by carefully pre- senting and juxtaposing both the Lacanian and Kantian dis- courses.

Zupancic, 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. So an ethics of desire is political, and they result from, or are even no different from, the functioning of the Other: What then is specifically ethical in drive or in subjectification in the drive?

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Ethics of the Real: Kant, Lacan by Alenka Zupančič

What Ethics of the Real finally demonstrates is that the Real cannot give an ethics and that a politics of jouissance is not politics.

Lacan’s Subversion of the Subject. I Think, Reall I Draw.