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Peace Unpositioned

The world is filled with humans taking positions and refuting positions, using them to seduce, spar, single out, intimidate, repudiate, confirm, etc. Social media makes the phenomenon, in all its futile hand-wringing, quite visible. No one is safe, for… Someone … Continue reading

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Preparations

1 Every genuine beginning hesitates to begin. No deed, word, thought, or activity suffices to prove that beginning has begun–not that these nor their “real effects” would be denied, but because the genuineness of the beginning requires hesitance. At no … Continue reading

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Teleiopoesis

It is thus up to us to create, nearly “from scratch,” using new parts transformed and amplified with the old, an experiment on philosophy in view of a non-standard philosophy, of inventing a generic as invention-in-person, force (of) invention. This … Continue reading

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RECOMBINED

To want the encounter is never to have it; the act in relation comes to you, relates you to the relation happening, inspiring, breathing life into you, into that act yourself, the repetition, at bottom, of relating: the relation happening. … Continue reading

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The other’s ebb

Capitalist society is organized to make it easy for us to avoid our neighbors, who are diminished in the rush of things to servants, salespeople, and strangers – figures with whom we can hardly be said to have “dialogue” in … Continue reading

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The Grill of Language

(A short note in response to http://lithub.com/where-is-wislawa-szymborskas-teeming-crowd/. Thanks to Aishwarya Iyer for giving this piece a title and proper epigraph.) The Grill of Language By the sense of light / you guess the soul –Paul Celan Poets are, by definition, exhilarated by … Continue reading

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Thoughtscape

THOUGHTSCAPE (An Interlude) To think is to surpass myself. To think about things in a way that exceeds me, whatever I am, to strip myself of every intentional meaning, or to let them be stripped away, so as to pave … Continue reading

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