An Essay on the Understanding of Evil Ethics: Translated by Peter Hallward. London and New York:
Good and Evil For Badiou, not everyone may agree on what is Good, but we definitely all agree on what is Evil ie. Thus, human rights are the rights of non-evil. Evil is derived from the Good and not the other way around 9. Every will to inscribe an idea of justice or equality turns bad.
Every collective will to the Good creates Evil. The human animal is capable of becoming immortals which is resilient to being an animal altogether. We are at once, the human animal and the thinking Immortal.
In such case, how do we become immortal thinking subjects? The Event invites us into the unknown and surprises us.
Badiou considers four categories of universal Events in which truths are born: When an Event happens, we suddenly see something that we have never seen before hence the sudden void.
It is sort of like a discovery, a change. The Event is unpredictable.
Just as one gives up on classical framework of science for modern physics. These interpretations are what we call opinions. Although an opinion might possibly be a truth which therefore is not an opiniona truth is not an opinion. Truth has the ability to change opinions. Or you might disagree with this text, etc.
For example, if you are a doctor and you encounter a dying person who is illegal of being treated in the current country, the most ethical thing to do is to give him treatment regardless of the law the norm, the ethical ideology.
If the doctor does not give treatment to this person, this would be considered as unethical.
Alain Badiou is one of France’s leading philosophers. A student of the Marxist philosopher Louis Althusser, Badiou led a Maoist sect in the s and continues to work as a political activist. He is the author of L’Être et l’évenement and Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil (Verso). Sep 13, · "Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil" was an interesting book to think about. It has both the neatness and novelty of Alain Badiou's philosophy, and the warring effrontery of his polemical writings/5. Evil is defined in this understanding as that which is hostile to human rights. But Badiou sees the creation of the human Subject from out of the merely human animal as an ennobling process of participation in what he calls a "truth event."/5(11).
It is this sameness which we as the immortal thinking subject must recognize. If we are multiple beings and truths, then what can we make from differences?
A simulacrum presents itself as if it was an authentic event, even when it is not. We cannot differentiate the simulacrum of an event and the real event.Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle.
Learn more Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle ashio-midori.coms: Alain Badiou, one of the most powerful voices in contemporary French philosophy, shows how our prevailing ethical principles serve ultimately to reinforce an ideology of the status quo and fail to provide a framework for an effective understanding of the concept of evil/5(16).
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