By Duane Rousselle
Post-anarchists have hitherto depended on post-structuralist opinions of ontological essentialism with a purpose to situate their discourse relating to the conventional anarchist discourse. Post-anarchism calls for the elaboration of one other very important line of critique opposed to epistemological foundationalism – to complete this activity, this publication takes post-anarchism to its restrict via a studying of the philosophy of Georges Bataille. Georges Bataille's philosophy enables new methods of conceiving anarchist ethics that aren't predicated upon essentialist different types, foundationalist truth-claims, or the company of the topic within the political context. After Post-Anarchism, we problem the hegemony that epistemology has loved for numerous centuries of political and philosophical proposal.
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He argued that people do not judge actions according to their consequences alone. As the Telegraph put it: “Williams pointed out, a very quick way to stop people from parking on double yellow lines in London would be to threaten to shoot anyone that did. If only a couple of people were shot for this, it could be justified on a simple utilitarian model, since it would promote happiness for the majority of Londoners” (Telegraph, 2003). According to Williams, utilitarian ethicists do not take their own discourse seriously—instead, they appear to be victims of their own elaborate fantasy.
Sacrifice was Bataille’s answer to the ethical problem of meta-ethical nihilism; whereby we understand that there are ethics of the first order and there are meta-ethics or ethics of the second order. One may describe a nihilist meta-ethical position but this does not mean that one ceases to act positively in the world. It means, contrarily, that one shall be willing to sacrifice oneself to the positive. It means that she understands that the positive springs forth from within the domain of the negative.
Newman, ). In this way, a higher abstraction was created in place. org/wiki/Relationship_between_Friedrich_Nietzsche_and_ Max_Stirner 5 I believe that this accounts for the absence of any development of the notion of ‘comm-unity’. On this topic, Stirner pointed to some unarticulated notion of the ‘union of egoists’. 45 for this reason that Allen Wood described Stirner as a “radical nihilist” (Wood, 1996: 222) rather than a subjectivist (Wood, himself, often taking the position of a ‘moral skeptic’ and/or ‘moral nihilist’), and for the remainder of this thesis I will treat Stirner quite faithfully as such.