From: "Nathan Goralnik" <rhizome85@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2000 14:37:00 -0700
Nussbaum complains the Butler doesn't provide a criteria by which to
differentiate between Good and Bad. This seems to be an appeal to Butler to
act as what Foucault calls the universal intellectual, rather than to open
up spaces for specific intellectuals. Could the desire to be morally "led"
by philosophers be attributed to Deleuze's concept of inner fascism?
I'm gone for a week. I hope to return to an overflowing inbox :)
"Thought is no longer theoretical. As soon as it functions it
offends or reconciles, attracts or repels, breaks, dissociates,
unites, or re-unites; it cannot help but liberate and enslave.
Even before prescribing, suggesting a future, saying what must
be done, even before exhorting or merely sounding an alarm,
thought, at the level of its existence, in its very dawning, is
in itself an action--a perilous act."