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Finns godhet? Finns ondska? Finns det i så fall onda och goda människor eller enbart onda och goda handlingar?
Ann Heberlein undersöker och ifrågasätter våra föreställningar om ondskan. Hur ska guy kunna förstå personer som Anders Eklund, Marc Dutroux och Josef Fritzl som fullt medvetande begått avskyvärda handlingar mot barn? Hur ska guy se på barnen som själva blir förövare: Harris och Klebold från Columbine excessive eller Mary Bell? Hur var den institutionaliserade ondskan vi mötte i Abu Ghraib, det forna Jugoslavien eller Förintelsen överhuvudtaget möjlig?
Och vad är det med männen egentligen? Varför begås de flesta onda handlingar av män?
Många frågor. males Ann Heberlein hjälper oss också att formulera några av svaren. Hon menar att ondskan inte alls är obegriplig. Den är inte heller ett eget väsen. Snarare har den sitt ursprung i ojämlikhet och utsatthet och den hämtar näring ur människors rädsla och maktlöshet.
Det enda obegripliga är vår ovilja att göra mer för att stoppa den.
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Since speculative materialism deals only with the necessary conditions 'that belong . . to a contingency delivered of all constraints other than that (or those) of its own eternity' , i t does n o t concern itself with existing things, which are b y necessity contingent (IRR, 1 2) . Thus, as Meillassoux clarifies, the arche-fossil was employed in After Finitude 'only so as to problematize the contemporary self-evidence of correlationism', by way of arguing that the problem of ancestrality appears insoluble for as long as one stays within the correla tional circle (IRR, 1 2) It is the fact that the arche-fossil indexes a lacuna of manifestation rather than in manifestation - not a spatio-temporally distant event or being, but specifically one that is prior to any correlation - that allows Meillassoux to expose correlationism's embarrassment, which comes in the face of contemporary science's apparent capacity to think nature independently from any phenomenological experience of it, or even 'a world wherein spatio-temporal givenness itself came into being within a time and a space which preceded eve1y variety of givenness' (AF, 22) .
For the latter thinker secondary qualities are those which exist both in relation to my own conscious perception and the object itself. For example, if you were to place your hand over a candle flame, the heat you would feel is something registered in your own consciousness. The flame itself does not feel the heat. Yet, your own feelings of heat are not hallucinations because they are prompted by proximity to the flame. This means that while secondary qualities exist in relation to you, they do not exist solely in your mind, but also bear some relation to the object.
It must be a 'first demonstration', i . e . , 'demonstrated without being deduced from another statement'; only then can it be 'the anhypothetical princi ple demanded since Plato as the first principle of philosophy' (DI2, 54, his emphasis) . For Meillassoux, the principle of factiality does more than fit the description of 'a fundamental proposition that [cannot] be deduced from any other, but which [can] be proved' indirectly, 'by demonstrating that anyone who contests it can do so only by presupposing it to be true, thereby refuting him or herself' (AF, 60- 1 ); it is in fact a stronger candidate for first principle than Aristotle's.