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2008 | 56 | 1 | 65-75
Article title

Erós a hodnoty

Authors
Title variants
EN
Eros and values
Languages of publication
CS
Abstracts
EN
This article aims at the question how to identify with values after the postmodern criticism undermining the very roots of the relationship to them. The point is that postmodern thinking usually conceives a desire for values (including the constitutive European values, as truth, good, justice and so on) as a kind of a trap setting by a power discourse. The desire we can interpret as Platonic Eros becomes an instrument of an enchainment. The question, however, is how to account for a lacking being an impulse to the desire. An Deleuzian conception of the lacking from Anti-Oidipus is outlined to be exposed the lacking as a secondary effect of an 'order of representation'. The alternative account for the lacking is possible to find as we address to Lacan and Zizek. The lacking and the desire are bound up with the symbolic order which requires an act repression, as 'meconnaissance' or 'symbolic castration' but at the same time produces a new kind of desire. The values belongs to the symbolic order working due to a phantasmic supplement making up a constitutive exception. The symbolical order appears as Law generating its transgression. This is an obstacle to the full identification with the symbolical order and values as well. According to Zizek's account, Christianity provides us with a manner how to suspend the obstacle. It's a love (agape) subverting the vicious circle of Law. Thus, Eros is found on Agape.
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Year
Volume
56
Issue
1
Pages
65-75
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
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  • M. Hauser, Filosoficky ustav AV CR, Jilska 1, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
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Publication order reference
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08CZAAAA03847681
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bwmeta1.element.44b76007-380a-3de1-b303-4e62a4a7ad31
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