File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0107, message 167

Subject: YAY more ethics of Other!
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 08:59:47 +0800

Hey Sissy( and I suppose Steve, and everyone else!),

Sissy were you around when there was a discussion on the list (this list) 
about ethics and the Other, and authentic speaking positions regarding 
notions of victimhood?
Steve do you remember those posts regarding the ethics of the Other that 
precipitated discussion about Badiou, I think I was engaging Hugh?


PS The above is in regards to the below, specifically the line about being 
in a privileged position.

>Unfortunately in the hands of professional psychologists who are still
>for the large part dismissive of their own positions of power as holding
>any significance or importance to examine, the continuance of notions
>of expertise and the development of paralogy as a technique to
>practice upon consumers without their collaboration on it's development,
>and all of its demonstrations point to and demonstrate it's failing at
>bringing possibilities of just politics.  I also have to wonder what
>someone who by their own position is not a person of color, is not
>a glbt, is not a consumer, is not uneducated can bring to the understanding
>of just politics when what is just is determined solely by such a position.
>What would someone really KNOW about just politics when they aren't
>effected by unjust politics by their very privileged position.
>Lois Shawver wrote:
>On another note, to all of you, and especially you, Eric, but you, too,
> >   In my reading "paralogy" remains in a new form in his later writing, 
> >
> > often, but here and there, and it continues to be a spark of hope and
> > even enchantment (arguably an enlightenment enchantment) with the
> > possibilities for a just politics.
> >
> >
> > Best wishes,
> > ..Lois Shawver
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