By Duane Rousselle
Post-anarchists have hitherto depended on post-structuralist opinions of ontological essentialism for you to situate their discourse with regards to the conventional anarchist discourse. Post-anarchism calls for the elaboration of one other very important line of critique opposed to epistemological foundationalism – to complete this job, this booklet takes post-anarchism to its restrict via a examining of the philosophy of Georges Bataille. Georges Bataille's philosophy enables new methods of conceiving anarchist ethics that aren't predicated upon essentialist different types, foundationalist truth-claims, or the business enterprise of the topic within the political context. After Post-Anarchism, we problem the hegemony that epistemology has loved for numerous centuries of political and philosophical idea.
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I argue that Bataille’s meta-ethics answered negatively to the questions of ontological and epistemological philosophy and thereby brought the anti-authoritarian ethic to its fullest realization. Thus, Bataille’s philosophy exposed an underside to the foundation and system of conventional political and social philosophy: he described a foundation fraught with instability and a system that aimed only toward failure. He exposed the negative dimension of all philosophical works (and the concrete social practices and institutions founded upon them) as inherently unstable and predicated upon a fundamen34 tal failure.
By way of example, Noam Chomsky, a noted libertarian anarchist, has argued on more than one occasion, that “one of the, maybe the most, elementary of moral principles is that of universality, that is, if 52 the unstable framework something is right for me, it’s right for you; if it’s wrong for you, it’s wrong for me. Any moral code that is even worth looking at has that at its core somehow” (Chomsky, 2002). ). Kant’s categorical imperative rests upon this axiom of generalizability and as a consequence it bounds the ethical subject to the shared duties illuminated through practical reason (cognitivism): “This harmonizing with humanity as an end in itself 53 would, however, be merely negative and not positive, unless everyone also endeavours, as far as he can, to further the ends of others.
And yet is this not also the very problem of being: to speak of the freedom of non-knowledge from the position of the knowing subject? ] the passion for not knowing” (Bataille, 2001: 196). Like Bataille’s oeuvre, my work springs out of great 23 reluctance and mental anguish, and yet it does not as a consequence dispense with the enjoyment of writing or with the enjoyment of sacrifice. One can sacrifice a great many things in life but in doing so one does not sacrifice the experience of the sacred.