File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0111, message 49

Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 06:03:48 -0600
Subject: Re: The Sublime


I want to deal with some of these other issues in another post, when I
have a little more time.

But, first of all, there is clearly a difference between interest and
the ethical, certainly within both the Aristotlean and the Kantian

Kant clearly distinguishes between duty and interest and says that
ethics is only concerned with the former and not the latter.  I realize
the word duty is not a popular one today.  Put in its place something
like 'the right thing' or justice and what Kant says makes more sense.

It is also interesting that Kant make a similar distinction between
interest and beauty, but I digress...

Also, there is a clear concept of the sublime that can be described in
both Burke and Kant and it is something that is very different from the
ineffable. My next post will deal with sublime in greater detail. 

I also think, contrary to Steve, that there is a Kantian side to Badiou
and not merely a Hegelian paternity.

More later....



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