Depolcrit #10: Into Ethics, Rousseau (2/2)

The last point to consider in Rousseau is the general will, which is the concept that signifies Rousseau’s closure of politics. The general will identifies the common good and is the real will of all, in the sense of their well-considered interest. In some situations this means that we move beyond the realm of empirical … Continue reading Depolcrit #10: Into Ethics, Rousseau (2/2)

Depolcrit #8: Political cases against ethics

As it stands, we have advanced towards a more complete formulation of depoliticization as a philosophical concept. We are aware of its ontological aspects and the tensions with ethics these potentially produce. The purpose of this post is to formulate them in such a way that they fit our purposes and leave behind some of … Continue reading Depolcrit #8: Political cases against ethics

Depolcrit #7: Morality as suspect, Rancière (2/2)

The last post was left hanging on a cliff, right as we were in a position to begin to consider Rancière's position of ethics in detail. We know that Rancière's conception of politics is a break-in from the outside, although in reality it was already within society. This paradox is informed by the fact that those who … Continue reading Depolcrit #7: Morality as suspect, Rancière (2/2)