• »Political Correctness« als Sklavenmoral? Zur politischen Theorie der Privilegienkritik

    Author(s):
    Karsten Schubert (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Global & Transnational Studies, Political Philosophy & Theory
    Subject(s):
    Political science
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    political correctness, Nietzsche, identity politics, right-wing populism, privileges, Political theory
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/4qxt-9369
    Abstract:
    Right-wing intellectuals often invoke Nietzsche's concept of slave morality to underpin their criticism of 'political correctness' ('PC'). This interconnection of Nietzsche's slave morality and 'PC' criticism is correct, as a systematic analysis of their common elements shows, which leads to a new description of 'PC' criticism as a defense of privilege. In contrast to the right-wing Nietzschean 'PC' critique, the left-wing Nietzschean concept of a privilege-critical ‘political judgement' understands politics as a struggle for power, in which the space of the political and related discourses are always already regulated and determine the conditions under which resources and privileges are distributed. Therefore, it is appropriate for an emancipatory position to critically question the established norms and to support political projects that aim to rewrite them. Because 'PC', as emancipative political judgement, dismantles privileges, its restricting of the privileged is not a side effect to be avoided but one of its reasonable core effects. Left-wing Nietzscheanism helps to avoid being surprised by right-wing aggression and to counter it vigorously by setting strict political norms.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 years ago
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