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The Question of Ethics

There may be many things to recommend moral theory; one is not to have raised this question. The piety of moral theory is to try to say what is good for each and all of us, and where and how to find it. Our experience matters for such theory only to the degree that it conforms, or fails to conform, to such theoretical goods or obligations. The question of who we are-historically, libidinally or "aesthetically"- is a secondary one. A different sort of philosophy is to be found in Lacan and Foucault.