Single Idea 9781

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / A. Value / 2. Values / d. Altruism]

Full Idea

All this preaching about tolerance, love for one's neighbour and so on, are ultimately strategies to avoid encountering the neighbour.

Gist of Idea

Tolerance and love are strategies to avoid encountering our neighbours

Source

Slavoj Zizek (Conversations, with Glyn Daly [2004], 2)

Book Reference

Zizek,Slavoj: 'Conversations with Zizek (with G.Daly)' [Polity 2004], p.72


A Reaction

I have begun to wonder whether some such motivation underlies the modern obsession with raising huge sums for charity.