Judith Shklar om arvsynden och ”the need to affix the blame anew”

Ur essän Subversive Genealogies av Judith Shklar (finns i boken Political Thought & Political Thinkers). Essän handlar om myter och dess politiska användning. Främst om Hesiod, Rousseau och Nietzsche. ”In the modern age the rejection of the notion of original sin created a host of [such] painful puzzles. If men were inherently good and destined for happiness, why was their historical existence so uniformly miserable? The question of the origins of universal suffering, and the need to affix the blame anew, became tormenting again.” (s. 141) Den som starkast kände detta behov, skriver Shklar, var Rousseau. Hans sekulära version lade … Fortsätt läsa Judith Shklar om arvsynden och ”the need to affix the blame anew”