Sublime failures : the ethics of Kant and Sade (Book, 2003) [Macalester College]
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Sublime failures : the ethics of Kant and Sade

Author: David Martyn
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Wayne State University Press, ©2003.
Series: Kritik (Detroit, Mich.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Sublime Failures, David Martyn argues that a return to Kant's latent "Sadianism" helps to confront the unresolved question of agency - or how to formulate an ethic after the deconstruction of the subject - in cultural studies theory. Acknowledging allegations of Kant's "empty formalism" and even of his proximity to a certain Sadianism, Martyn argues that Kant's ethics are valid not despite but because of their  Read more...
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Named Person: Immanuel Kant; Sade, marquis de; Immanuel Kant; Sade, marquis de; Immanuel Kant; Sade, marquis de; Immanuel Kant; Sade, marquis de
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Martyn
ISBN: 0814330770 9780814330777
OCLC Number: 49553545
Description: 253 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Ethical Economies (Justine) --
2. Totalizing Deviation (120 Days of Sodom) --
3. Supplying the Lack (Critique of Practical Reason) --
4. Sublime Failure (Critique of Judgment) --
5. Writing Is Not Subject ("Kant with Sade").
Series Title: Kritik (Detroit, Mich.)
Responsibility: David Martyn.
Local System Bib Number:
.b21548043

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A provocative look at the problem of agency in cultural studies theory, based on a discussion of Kant and Sade that re-examines the principle of nonviolence.  Read more...
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