By Judith P. Butler
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At least, let’s hope not, since, over wine usually, I tell it in various ways, and the accounts are not always consistent with one another. Indeed, it may be that to have an origin means precisely to have several possible versions of the origin—I take it that this is part of what Nietzsche meant by the operation of genealogy. Any ................. 11486$ $CH1 07-27-05 13:56:14 PS PAGE 37 38 An Account of Oneself one of those is a possible narrative, but of no single one can I say with certainty that it alone is true.
At the end of the line, Georg will have fulfilled his father’s demand, and though we might conjecture that Georg does this to secure his father’s love, he seems rather to avow the unilateral nature of his own love for his parents. What begins as a paternal condemnation now takes shape as the prospect of the son’s urgent need about to be satisfied. ‘‘Already he ................. ’’ Although the strong wind of the father’s condemnation forces Georg out of the room and down the stairs, the suicidal acrobatics that he performs are his own voluntary action, one performed for the father, recreating the imaginary scene of approval and avowing his love for his father at the very moment he complies with the death edict.
In fact, recognition sometimes obligates us to suspend judgment in order to apprehend the other. 4 To what extent is the scene of recognition presupposed by the act of judgment? And does recognition provide a broader framework within which moral judgment itself might be assessed? ’’ And can we ask this in a way that recalls Nietzsche’s question ‘‘What is the ................. ’’ When Nietzsche posed this question, he also implicitly accorded value to the question he posed. That question presupposes that if there is a value to morality, we find it outside of morality itself, an extra-moral value by which we gauge morality, thus asserting that morality does not exhaustively comprise the field of values.