1 Department of Education, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 Danish School of Education - Philosophy of Education, Emdrup, Danish School of Education, Arts, Aarhus University3 Danish School of Education - Philosophy of Education, Emdrup, Danish School of Education, Arts, Aarhus University
Alain Badiou and lacanian psychoanalysis on the question of toleranceAlain Badiou og lacaniansk psykoanalyse om spørgsmålet om tolerance
According to A. Badiou, the pressing question is not how we should deal with differences – celebrate, respect, tolerate or fight them – but how an event may render differences, which until now have seemed natural or self-evident, inconsequential. The current debate concerning tolerance is dominated by the implicit assumption that this issue is of universal interest and relevance. The intention of this article is to make the argument to the contrary. Tolerance implies recognition of a number of concepts such as the person, the individual, and the self which are not universally recognized. The basic argument of this article is that the concept of tolerance is linked to a particular philosophical tradition. The article introduces some of the fundamental concepts in Alain Badiou’s work and in Lacanian psychoanalysis.
Nordic Studies in Education, 2011, Issue 31, p. 106-116
difference; the event; the New; universalism; singularity; the subject of the unconscious; Pædagogisk filosofi