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From Contradiction To Aporia

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The charge of contradiction is not fatal to the project of international legality itself such a claim would indeed be too vague but rather to one particular model in terms of which that project is worked out, one lens through which it has been viewed. The term, aporia, carries, in many ways, much the same sense as the word contradiction indeed, the two are most often used interchangeably. While, apology and utopia are terms that belong to the realm of contradiction, rendering incoherent and thus useless the argumentative structure that oscillates between them, the dualism of absurdity and responsibility represents an irrevocable aporia at the heart of post-foundational ethics one that we should not seek to go beyond (for such is by definition impossible), but rather endeavour to learn how to live with, as Camus insisted.

Keywords: absurdity; apology; aporia; contradiction; responsibility; utopia



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