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Philosophy

By Tom Butler-Bowdon

ISBN-10: 1857889444

ISBN-13: 9781857889444

50 Philosophy Classics: considering, BEING, performing, SEEING- Profound Insights and robust considering from Fifty Key Books (April 2013) stands out as the 6th within the bestselling 50s sequence, and a full of life access element into the research. Butler-Bowdon explores the works of fifty of the main major philosophers; together with those who exhibit us easy methods to imagine (Descartes, Foucault and Wittgenstein); the right way to be (Aristotle, Spinoza, Sartre); tips on how to act (Bentham, Kant, Singer) and the way to work out (Baudrillard, Hegel, Talbot).

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They ascend to God by way of denying the adequacy of speech. Because God transcends the world, God also transcends our language about the world; and if we are to ascend to the deity we can do so only by an apophatic way, by suspending, contesting or denying the predicates that are revealed in kataphatic theologies. When talking of la différance Derrida often mimics the syntax of apophatic theologies (“neither this nor that”), but it does not follow from this practice that it is divine. God is transcendent, while la différance is quasi-transcendental: a condition of both possibility and impossibility.

But suspension is less often linked to Derrida’s name than many of these other terms. Translation from French into English blurs the lines further: suspension is a cognate in the two languages, but only approximately so— less, perhaps, at the level of idiom. The concept of the “suspension of reference,” an ostensibly deconstructive phrase most often used to describe the ambivalence of literary language, owes its development more to Paul de Man (1919–83) and J. Hillis Miller (1928–), who write in English, than to Derrida.

Suspension, then, names a practice of awareness, emerging from the non-space of the aporia, that Derrida develops throughout his writings in a variety of registers. To adopt these practices means that we must assent to a certain experience of “never-having-done,” and also means that we must continue to take contingency and instability seriously, not allowing these concepts to become domesticated through frequent use. In closing, it is useful to recall a crucial distinction that Derrida makes in “Psyche: Invention of the Other”: The invention of the other is not opposed to that of the same, its difference beckons toward another coming about, toward this other invention of which we dream, the invention of the entirely other, the one that allows the coming of a still unanticipatable alterity, and for which no horizon of expectation as yet seems ready, in place, available.

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