By Paul Virilio, Julie Rose
Paul Virilio lines the dual improvement of artwork and technology over the 20 th Century, a improvement that emerges as a nightmare dance of demise. In Virilio's sizzling imaginative and prescient, paintings and technology vie with one another for the destruction of the human shape as we all know it. first and foremost of the twenty first Century technological know-how has ultimately left artwork at the back of as genetic engineers organize to show themselves into the worst of expressionists, the Human Genome venture their godless manifesto, the individual, the uncooked fabric for brand spanking new and big different types of lifestyles.
Virilio makes all of the connections transparent: among the best way early twentieth Century avant-gardes twisted and tortured the human shape prior to making it vanish in abstraction and the blasting to bits of guys who have been not more than cannon fodder within the trenches of the nice conflict; among the German Expressionists' hate-filled snap shots of the damned and the "medical" experiments of the Nazi eugenicists; among the mangled messages of sensationalist ads and terrorism. A brutal good judgment ideas this shattering of illustration: our methods of seeing at the moment are fatally formed by way of extraordinary "scientific" modes of destruction.
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Creon may have represented something similar, albeit in a different manner: not as an honest citizen, but as a great personality. What is the meaning of this turn, on a closer examination? The will of the human being keeps being directed towards the good, as the essence of the will consists in its substantiality and universality – says Hegel in § 132 of the Philosophy of Right. e. the right to recognize nothing that I do not perceive as rational. ”80 By this time, the “right of objectivity” means the “objective order,” the institutions and laws of the world, and not classic substantial values, even though Hegel uses the slightly misleading term “ethical life” when describing these structures.
As a result of these transformations of substantiality, the fundamental points of orientation for individual life conduct in modernity are provided by the duality of the right of objectivity (meaning law, legality, and validity) and the right of moral subjectivity, itself having a dual nature. ”82 In the objective (and not in the traditional sense substantial ) normativity of modernity, the idea of the good is replaced by the orientation to good. Not orientation to good as such, adds Hegel, but the pursuit of the welfare of particular individuals.
Andreas Arndt, Paul Cruysberghs, and Andrzej Przyłębski (Berlin: Akademie, 2008), 87–96. 66 R § 145–147. 67 Hegel discusses the system of these rights in the chapter on morality and on the administration of justice. 68 The integration of subjective freedom as the center of morality and the lifeworlds of particular individuals into the objective order of the institutions, the ethical world, does not and cannot mean giving up the individuals’ subjective freedom and self-determination. It is rather a consolidation of their lifeworlds, the price of which is the conscious self-limitation of autonomy.