torsdag, januari 07, 2010

Eagleton om den totala frihetens illusion

"I am not truly free if I act out of my needs, interests, and desires, since my liberty is then dependent on matters which are external to it. To act as a woman, a peace campaigner, or a Portuguese is to be less than unconstrained. Pure freedom means acting in a way absolved from all specific interests and desires - which is to say, acting in a kind of abyss."

- Terry Eagleton, Holy Terror (Oxford University Press, 2005) s.74

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