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Philosophy of Desire


The Philosophy of Desire

Since Aristoteles, all philosophers agree that human capacity consist of this three faculties: ratio (brain), will (desire), and soul. But, history of humanity only based on ratio as the only condition to establish the human culture all over the world. The manifestation of ratio, as known by human culture, like technology, sains, religy, etc. are claimed as real facts of the manifestation of ratio. Nobody can deny this fact.

In the end of modernism, philosophers contemplate and rethink about this manifestation of human’s ratio. Their contemplation or rethinking based on situation that human culture (like technology and sains) based on ratio have been creating the inhuman condition: alienation, poverty, war, etc. In other words, human culture must be established with coordination with the other faculty of human’s: desire!!

Friedrich Nietzsche, German’s Philosopher, is the first who proclamate the desire: will to power. Will to power on Nietzsche opinion is the good jumping from Freud and Freudians’ opinion. Freud declare the desire as the negative energy that must be alienated or prisoned. So, desire can’t manifestate itself to be real. Ratio and its manifestation has the job to prison this negative energy by all social organization like family, kindship sistem, nation and its structure, religion, and all thing that defined as social organization.

Since Nietzsche, followed by postmodernism philosophers, like Gilles Deleuze, Derrida, Foucault the desire rethink as a positive energy. The desire can’t be prisoned by a faculty, organization, or every thing. The desire is energy that in position to create, to manifestate. It’s nomadic energy. Desire is magnificient energy that can establish human’s personality and culture too. Nietzsche and his followers, then, create a new way in philosophy: the philosophy of desire.agustinus hartono

Published: 2007-01-16
Author: Agustinus Hartono

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Male, not married, fresh graduated in philosophy.I'm very interested in writing articles or books about philosophy or politic. On march of 2007, I publish my first book tittled "Skizoanalisis:Sebuah Genealogi Hasrat".In this book,i claim that the history based on ratio had produced an unconsciousness abnormality.Therefore,I invite you to live your life based on your desire to live the real life.nowadays,all of us can say that it's a new era of

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