Action by Jean Ousset

By Jean Ousset

This ebook considers other forms of motion; easy methods to gauge the effectiveness of motion; even if a number of activities are complementary or collectively harmful; and who should still perform the activities. French author, philosopher, and activist Jean Ousset examines the elemental questions of powerful social motion, reminiscent of ideology, humans, assets, and the way to guage conflicting rules. someone attracted to effecting social swap or learning glossy social pursuits will locate this either a compelling and special work.

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His ways are not ours. But just because God can triumph with nothing, this does not mean that as a consequence of our doing nothing (or nothing suitable or suf28 Jean Ousset ficient) we have a right to expect victory, in the name of such a peculiar interpretation of the supernatural. Indeed, we can say for certain that God will never grant us victory so long as we expect it to come in this way. For while we indulge in this apparently edifying evasion of action for “supernatural” reasons, we are quite inadmissibly dispensing ourselves from the most elementary duty of self-criticism.

Strictly speaking, a moral and social doctrine is never purely speculative, since in itself a moral principle presupposes the action which it governs. Nevertheless, this kind of doctrine is not immediately practical, which is all that we mean to say at this point. In other words, there is a theoretical way (speculative, platonic) of considering a doctrine even when it governs action. And there is also a 49 Action practical way which leads us to consider the immediate possibilities of applying the doctrine.

This should suffice to dispense us from the need to insist further that an opposition in the order of ends must forbid the employment of the same kind of action, in the order of the means. 4. The Parts Played by Doctrine and Practical Experience. Our aim is not to re-establish artificially a particular political and social system, to secure the triumph of a party over its rivals. We cannot, therefore, resort to the procedures of the Revolution, for these are partisan on account of their addiction to the dialectics of disruption.

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