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We are living through a point in the history of Western academia so momentous it’s hard for us to wrap our minds around it – namely, the effectual end of universities as centres of humane critique, the effectual end of an enormously rich and diverse and valuable tradition, which has always had to struggle to carve out a task for itself that is often at odds with the priorities of society.
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Culture Considered: A conversation between Roger Scruton,a philosopher, and Terry Eagleton, a Marxist, about culture and the best way to infuse its value, whether as Scruton would have it-as of traditional worth or as Eagleton would have it-as a radicalized deconstructed whatever? 75 more words
“..The good is a screen which defends us against our own deathly jouissance.” – Terry EAGLETON on moralists’ idea of what is good and what is not, and how thus their moralism is a defense mechanism against the death drive at the core of human subjectivity, the death drive as a life drive which they like to shun out as much as the obsessive is against any uncontrolled pleasure or anything too alive. 6 more words
“the good is a screen which defends us against our own deathly jouissance” – TERRY EAGLETON on morality or “the good” as that which is only a fake ethical stance of avoiding the lack at the centre of subjectivity and the death drive as that which one cannot make sense of, that part of life that exceeds our control, that exceeds the realm of reason or of simple plannable pleasures. http://ift.tt/190wAtS