Saturday, 30 June 2012

"... et notre vrai moi n'est pas tout entier en nous"

Rousseau juge de Jean-Jacques (1782), see
"Notre plus douce existence est relative et collective, et notre vrai moi n’est pas tout entier en nous." – "Rousseau" in Rousseau juge de Jean-Jacques.*

*Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Rousseau juge de Jean-Jaques [sic]. Dialogues, texte présenté par Michel Foucault (Paris: Librairie Armand Colin, 1962), 156.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

My article on Celan and Heidegger

My article on the encounter between Paul Celan and Martin Heidegger, entitled "'Undecidably Equivocal': On 'Todtnauberg' and Forgiveness", is now also available online. It was originally published in the volume The Event of Encounter in Art and Philosophy: Continental Perspectives, co-edited by Kuisma Korhonen and myself, in 2010 by Gaudeamus Helsinki University Press.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Many have no speech (2)

A voice breaks apart from voicelessness, which is not always silence, which is not always absence of sound or noise and need not even be an absence of voice; the voicelessness in which “many have no speech” can not always be “given voice”. Sometimes it is the breaking apart that must be heeded, an irruption, eruption, interruption.