Saturday, January 24, 2015

Politics has priority over ethics

Slavoj Žižek, Demanding the Impossible, edited by Yong-june Park, Polity Press, 2013

p. 2: For me, politics has priority over ethics. Not in the vulgar sense that we can do whatever we want—even kill people and then subordinate ethics to politics—but in a much more radical sense that what we define as our good is not something we just discover; rather, it is that we have to take responsibility for defining what is our good.

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