• Poiesis and Politics as Ecstatic Fetish: Foucault's Ethical Demand

Golding, Sue, 1997, Journal Article, Poiesis and Politics as Ecstatic Fetish: Foucault's Ethical Demand Filozofski vestnik, XVIII (2). pp. 17-31. ISSN 0353-4510

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Taken from the text: “Seduction is not a passive form of incitement.” M. Foucault, History of Sexuality, pp. 95-6 Toward the end of his third volume on the History of Sexuality, where upon he expressly links the “art of living”with the care of oneself, Foucault invites us to think through the moral and ethical implications of such a connection. It is a troubled connection, indeed, a dangerous path, and we are forewarned of the trouble ahead. “...[A]s the arts of living and the care of the self are refined,” says Foucault, “some precepts emerge that seem to be rather similar to those that will be formulated in the later moral systems. But one should not be misled by the analogy. Those moral systems will define other modalities of the relation to self: a characterization of the ethical substance based on finitude, the Fall, and evil; a mode of subjection in the form of obedience to a general law that is at the same time the will for a personal god; [...] a mode of ethical fulfilment that tends toward self-re-nunciation. (Foucault, 1988: 239-40).

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Subjects: Other > Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy
Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
School or Centre: School of Fine Art
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2017 22:50
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2017 22:50
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3004

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