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Steven Earnshaw

’s novel The Blood of Others. In this novel, set in the time of the Second World War and the French Resistance, Hélène is dying and her lover Jean Blomart worries that it is his fault for bringing her into the fight. She insists that they have existed, do exist, on equal terms, that this life is Hélène’s chosen life. This sense of equality and authenticity (or the striving for authenticity) is also present in Paradise, the sense that Hannah and Robert are equal partners in drinking. This is not to ignore the fact Robert and Hannah do on occasion attempt to quit drinking

in The Existential drinker
Mark Olssen

) being morally justified. What about a situation of multiple conflicting options or duties all of variable importance or significance? If for instance you are anguishing over whether you should stay and look after your ailing, elderly mother, or go and join the French resistance to fight the Germans, how will Kant’s categorical imperatives help you decide? The political or social context is not figural in Kant’s theory to establishing obligations. His categorical imperative thus has only limited practical relevance. It was in relation to the issue of inflexibility

in Constructing Foucault’s ethics
Eurosclerosis (1959– 84) and the second phase of integration (1985– 2003)
Peter J. Verovšek

crucial that she preserve her sovereignty, so that she could continue her traditions and eventually return to greatness. 16 These considerations underlie de Gaulle’s famous appeal on the BBC following the news that France had officially requested an armistice with Germany on 18 June 1940. In it, he claimed to be the personification of the French resistance and called on the remaining French forces to rally to him. In saying the words ‘ nous sommes la France ’ the General meant it literally: ‘in his view Free France was France, and he was the head of a sovereign

in Memory and the future of Europe