Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/59575
Type of publication: Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (S1)
Field of Science: Politikos mokslai / Politic sciences (S002)
Author(s): Kalpokas, Ignas
Title: On guilt and post-truth escapism: developing a theory
Is part of: Philosophy and social criticism. Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications INC, 2018, Vol. 44, iss. 10
Extent: p. 1127-1147
Date: 2018
Note: eISSN: 1461-734X
Keywords: Guilt;Political romanticism;Post-truth;Nietzsche;Schmitt;Escapism
Abstract: This article provides a framework for understanding post-truth politics by employing the ideas of Nietzsche and Schmitt. It posits pre-moral and pre-economic guilt and debt, relating human nonself-sufficiency, at the heart of social and political existence and alleges that guilt and debt are the hey bonds that hold human groupings together. Following Schmitt, romantic attitudes to politics are seen as negating this underlying reality, opting instead for escapist fantasy of self-mastery and unlimited creative potential. The author claims that these promises in particular are picked up by post-truth politics, placing the human person and their preconceptions at the heart of the world and handing over to them prime creative power at least as a matter of fantasy. Nevertheless, this escapism merely hides the persistence of guilt and debt. However, despite being an inadequate way of perceiving the world, the post-truth fantasy still constitutes a severe challenge to political bonds
Internet: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0191453718794752
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0191453718794752
Affiliation(s): LCC tarptautinis universitetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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