Thursday, July 18, 2024 Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 licence.

Giorgio Agamben

« All quotes from this author
 

If human beings were or had to be this or that substance, this or that destiny, no ethical experience would be possible... This does not mean, however, that humans are not, and do not have to be, something, that they are simply consigned to nothingness and therefore can freely decide whether to be or not to be, to adopt or not to adopt this or that destiny (nihilism and decisionism coincide at this point). There is in effect something that humans are and have to be, but this is not an essence nor properly a thing: It is the simple fact of one's own existence as possibility or potentiality.
--
Ch. 11 : Ethics

 
Giorgio Agamben

» Giorgio Agamben - all quotes »



Tags: Giorgio Agamben Quotes, Authors starting by A


Similar quotes

© 2009–2013Quotes Privacy Policy | Contact