It puts in the world every timesomething that was not. Of course, Faulkner says this in connection with writing. But Blanchot, Bataille and Sartre –in very different ways– equate (without equating them) the act of writing with that of doing evil: both seem to constitute a kind of protest against Job Function Email List Nothingness (famous phrase from The Sound and the Fury : «Between the pain and Job Function Email List Nothingness, I choose pain»9). Fine, but what kind of "protest"? David Cooper makes – with regard to Sartre's Genet – a very suggestive observation: «Unlike contemporary philosophers, such as Job Function Email List Camus, who believe they have discovered the absurd in the world and man in the world.
Genet finds that the world is too full of meaning»10. In other words: far from Job Function Email List immersing himself in the abstraction of the «absurd», Genet does evil –and writes– in order to remove a little of its excessive meaning from the world: he introduces in that imaginary, we could say, a pinch of nothingness ; «a tear in the thick order of things», Michel Foucault would have saideleven. But that is Job Function Email List not enough, however, and that is the failure that Sartre speaks of, to liquefy the solidified image of himself in the mirror of the Other. In any case, to say that evil is done (for or against Nothing), while Good Job Function Email List is already done, constitutes, how Job Function Email List can we not see it, a certain blasphemy: for the theological tradition, of course, Evil is also already done.
It is done once and for all: it is the original sin, whose terrestrial Job Function Email List ambassador is the Devil. However, this brings us back to a dilemma: that of freedom . We had it to do the first evil (eat the apple, etc.), not to do Good: that had already been previously chosen for us by Job Function Email List the good God. "In the beginning was action," in effect, as Goethe says correcting Genesis; and the action was an act of rebellion from which others were possible: once again, Good is of Job Function Email List the order of being , evil of the order of doing.