By Peter Alexander Meyers
During this awesome paintings, Peter Alexander Meyers indicates how the center piece of the Enlightenment—society because the image of collective human existence and because the primary area of human practice—was basically composed and lively via its such a lot ambivalent determine: Jean-Jacques Rousseau. showing this new society as an evolving box of interdependence, deserted to Ourselves strains the emergence and ethical importance of dependence itself inside Rousseau's encounters with numerous discourses of order, together with theology, typical philosophy, and track. Underpinning this entire scene we find a modernizing belief of the human Will, one who runs a ways deeper than Rousseau's most famed trope, the "general Will." As deserted to Ourselves weaves jointly old acuity with theoretical perception, readers will locate right here components for a reconstructed sociology including issues and folks and, for this reason, a brand new origin for modern political idea.
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54 This much should now be clear as well: The asymmetry of blood has little to do with the presence or absence of some physiologic substance. ”55 It constitutes, in other words, a particular kind of violence, which Benjamin calls “mythical,” from which blood cannot be abstracted or ignored. . of all legal violence” (247). It is also a tradition of law, therefore, and more important, a tradition of war. 57 It is the militarism of the modern state (“Militarism is the compulsory, universal use of violence as a means to the end of the state” ) and its “higher orders,” the “common interests” that “threaten to overwhelm equally victor and vanquished” but are “hidden from the feelings of most, and from the intelligence of almost all” (245).
Blood counts—and then there are bloods that count less. Within the expansive logic of circulation and flow, there occurs, or recurs, a difference between bloods. This essential, seemingly natural and universal feature brings us back to the question of walls and separation. It should become increasingly evident that this difference between bloods—blood as the site of difference—is constitutive of the history of blood that occupies me throughout this book. One question thereby raised is that if the blood that counts is the blood that freely flows, the blood of freedom—what then of the blood of others?
So much for the metaphorics of blood. But why return to and insist on this—if such is what it is—metaphor? Why, among elemental markers, privilege the liquid? And why, among all bodily metaphors (assuming that figures and metaphors are what this is all about), single out blood and circulation? Although it comes with a number of local variations, the answer appears to be as obvious as it is (or said to be) universal. ”103 Leaving aside the matter and means of identifying the human (and the human only) on the basis of blood, this implies that there 22 c introduction: Red Mythology are no other companions.
Abandoned to Ourselves: Being an Essay on the Emergence and Implications of Sociology in the Writings of Mr. Jean-Jacques Rousseau... by Peter Alexander Meyers