William Egginton argues that the notion of the ethical cannot be understood outside of its relation to perversity-that is, the impulse to do what one knows and feels is wrong. The allure of the perverse, moreover, should not be understood as merely the necessary obverse of ethically motivated behavior; rather, from the perspective of a psychoanalytic understanding of the ethical, the two drives are structurally identical. This discovery leads the author to engagements with deconstructive thought and with contemporary ...

Perversity and Ethics 2005, Stanford University Press, Palo Alto

ISBN-13: 9780804752596

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Perversity and Ethics 2005, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

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