Seductions of Fate

Tragic Subjectivity, Ethics, Politics

  • Authors
  • Gabriela¬†Basterra

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Gabriela Basterra
    Pages 1-13
  3. Gabriela Basterra
    Pages 14-37
  4. Gabriela Basterra
    Pages 38-66
  5. Gabriela Basterra
    Pages 67-105
  6. Gabriela Basterra
    Pages 106-130
  7. Gabriela Basterra
    Pages 131-168
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 169-215

About this book


If the tragic interpretation of experience is still so current, despite its disastrous ethical consequences, it is because it shapes our subjectivity. Instead of contradicting the ideals of autonomy and freedom, a modern subjectivity based on self-victimization in effect enables them. By embracing subjection to an alienating other (the Law, Power) the autonomous subject protects its sameness from the disruption of real people. Seductions of Fate stages a dialogue between this tragic agent of political emancipation and the unconditional ethical demands it seeks to evade.


Aristotle autonomy ethics Imagination Interpretation law

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