…this is not true through some consideration of argument where Slavoj offered these statements; it is true because I can read it in no other way for the statement to mean what it means.
The most pertinently ethical thing we can ask is: Why are we (as a culture) so concerned with the situations and dealings of people that we never will encounter in our daily lives?
Indeed, Zizek here exemplifies the difference I try to highlight in an earlier essay, between description and argument. That the description is usually, conventionally, taken as argument, such that the very description not only presents an exclusive position but also thereby a proposal of what is incorrect of the situation.
“the way to overcome an idea is to exemplify it, but an example never simply exemplifies a notion; it usually tells you what is wrong with this notion, ..how the very staging actualization of this attitude produces something more which undermines it.” – Slavoj Zizek on why he never stops giving new expamples from popular culture
Here's another Reply Post. This one to the post again just prior to this one, "Thoughts About Hegel..." * It is interesting that Hegel seems to account for every contingency but the contingency that is contingent Lol. What are or is these tensions? Say we are talking about a person's tensions, as in an individual… Continue reading A Little Hegel.
Interesting … Even if you are not a Christian.
Can the Absolute Spirit be captured in a thesis? Or put into words? Does the Spirit assert itself?
Hegel seems to say that it can.
As well as I understand it, his idea is that through synthesizing opposing theses we will come to a greater, better synthesis. And the synthesis becomes a new thesis which negates a new antithesis; these eventually synthesize; and so forth.
There are some concerned Christians who think this process will dilute the purity of the Truth.
But, again, can Spirit can be made into a thesis? Is Christianity a thesis? Why then did Jesus teach in parables and with questions? And why did he say, “Agree with thine adversary quickly“? (Matt. 5:25). And also: “Resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.” (Matt. 5:39).
What would it look like for a person to…
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