Monthly Archives: November 2018

With Them Without Words

[This project from Fall 2009 has been revised for current publication. The essay below, “With Them Without Words,” explores the idea of a non-dual heritage stretching from Buddha to Friedrich Schlegel to the main protagonist of the research, Tristian Tzara … Continue reading

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Creative Forgetfulness

“Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders,” Nietzsche preaches, and if there is one lesson to take away from his work, perhaps it is this: creative forgetfulness conditions fullness. Nietzsche’s critique is lodged against … Continue reading

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UNALONE

UNALONE (2016) The exhaustion of the hero’s ego is his hatred—let him hate it too, and cry. At the mercy of what harrows me, I become the dancing arrow of rejection’s blatancy, so that I cannot tell apart love of … Continue reading

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Testimonial

Testimonies become more and more personal over time and, for that very reason, more and more impossible to ‘defend’, ‘ground’, or ‘justify’. The highest accounts of spirit come with the disclaimer, “You must take me at my word”―at least until … Continue reading

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Affirming Worth

Affirming Worth March 27, 2018 An author can be conscious of what they’re doing, while at the same time not knowing what they’re creating or what it’s worth. Thus, nothing prevents them from creating something that is not worth knowing. … Continue reading

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Nihilism’s Power

Nihilism’s Power March 3, 2018 Nihilism as the fallen child of thought’s double capacity to entertain all possibilities and to doubt everything. Given a ‘root statement’ or ‘root sentiment’ — given any belief, value system, perspective, axiom or rule for … Continue reading

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Wanting In Truth

Wanting In Truth February 4, 2018 I am entering yet again a phase in which I can only survey all my previous philosophical sympathies as “wrong, wrong, wrong,” with a rather ponderous shake of the head. This has happened enough … Continue reading

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