Dispositions and Interests
The Speech of Aristophanes
Part of the Radical Theologies book series (RADT)
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- 1.Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem (London: Penguin Books, 2006), 136. Note the proximity to the phrasing of the English translation of The Metaphysics of Morals: “act upon a maxim that can also hold as a universal law” (in The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant: Practical Philosophy, trans. and ed. Mary J. Gregor, [Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996], 380); this is closely confirmed by The Critique of Pure Reason: “So act that the maxim of your will could always hold at the same time as a principle in a giving of universal law” (in The Cambridge Edition, 164); yet the variant phrasing in the earlier Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals may prove significant to this discussion: “Act as if the maxim of your action were to become by your will a universal law of nature” (in The Cambridge Edition, 73).Google Scholar
- 5.David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), 208. Note that in this emergence of a passion from an idea we are not far from the emergence of a value from a fact, an “ought” from an “is.”Google Scholar
- 10.The story is recounted by Søren Kierkegaard, Philosophical Fragments, trans. Howard V. Hong and Edna. H. Hong (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985) 6; it derives from Lucian.Google Scholar
- 11.See Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus, trans. Brian Massumi (London: Athlone, 1988).Google Scholar
- 12.See Félix Ravaisson, Of Habit, trans. Clare Carlisle and Mark Sinclair (London: Continuum, 2008), 25.Google Scholar
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