Infinitely Demanding Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance

ISBN-10: 1781680175

ISBN-13: 9781781680179

Edition: 2012

Authors: Simon Critchley

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The clearest, boldest and most systematic statement of Simon Critchley’s influential views on philosophy, ethics, and politics, Infinitely Demanding identifies a massive political disappointment at the heart of liberal democracy. Arguing that what is called for is an ethics of commitment that can inform a radical politics, Critchley considers the possibility of political subjectivity and action after Marx and Marxism, taking in the work of Kant, Levinas, Badiou and Lacan. Infinitely Demanding culminates in an argument for anarchism as an ethical practice and a remotivating means of political organization.
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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 1/16/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

English philosopher Simon Critchley was born on February 27, 1960. He earned his BA (1985) and PhD (1988) from the University of Essex in England. Critchley received his M.Phil. from France's University of Nice in 1987. Critchley has held university fellow, lecturer, reader, and professor positions and was the Director of the Centre for Theoretical Studies at the University of Essex. Additionally, Critchley was President of the British Society for Phenomenology from 1994-1999, he held a Humboldt Research Fellowship in Philosophy at the University of Frankfurt, and was Programme Director of the Coll�ge International de Philosophie. Since 2004 Critchley has taught philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York. Critchley's publications include "The Ethics of Deconstruction: Derrida and Levinas," the collection of essays "Ethics-Politics-Subjectivity," "Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction," "On Humour," "Things Merely Are," "Infinitely Demanding," and the New York Times bestseller "The Book of Dead Philosophers".

Introduction: The possibility of commitment
Nihilism - active and passive
Motivational deficit
The argument
Demanding approval - a theory of ethical experience
Ethical experience
Ethical subjectivity
Justifying reasons and exciting reasons
Kant, for example - the fact of reason
The auto-authentification of the moral law - some contemporary Kantians
The autonomy orthodoxy and the question of facticity
Dividualism - how to build an ethical subject
Alain Badiou - situated universality
Knud Ejler L�gstrup - the unfulfillable demand
Emmanuel Levinas - the split subject
Jacques Lacan - the Thingly secrecy of the neighbour
The problem of sublimation
The tragic-heroic paradigm
We still have a great deal to learn about the nature of the super-ego
Having a conscience
Anarchic metapolitics - political subjectivity and political action after Marx
Marx's truth
Capitalism capitalizes
The names are lacking - the problem of political subjectivity
One needs to search for the struggle
Politics as interstitial distance within the state
True democracy
Ethics as anarchic meta-politics
A new language of civil disobedience
Dissensus and anger
Appendix: Crypto-Schmittianism - the Logic of the Political in Bush's America
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