The Ethical Significance of the Chiffonnier
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How are we to begin to present the intersection of a deconstructive intervention into the works of Hegel, Levinas, and Lacan as an ethical configuration? As I hope to show, the figure of the Chiffonnier may help to bring into focus what is unique about the ethical positioning of the philosophy of the limit. To understand why I have chosen the figure of the Chiffonnier, we need to focus again on the rebellion against Hegelianism. In this chapter, I want to give a different emphasis to the ethical impulse behind the rebellion against Hegelianism, beyond the positioning vis-a-vis the ideal of community we discussed in the last chapter.