Alan Sondheim
 
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"How to begin philosophy, how to begin the process of philosophizing, an activity, a form of labor, the philosopher and the production." Nothing can be done that has not been done, here. Nothing can be cleared that has not been cleared, here. Having begun, how to continue; of summary or conclusion: how to avoid both, the result rag-tag description, farmed-out explanation, epistemological flattening, local ontologies, adjudication and circumlocution of the Emblematic, the Emblematic found wanting. The tread of writing visible, indiscretions; appearance of textuality, fear of self-reference, defuge. There is nothing here to guide by stars. There is nothing of faith, nothing for the faithful. The world is the world as such, thetic, mute, flattened. One speaks, writes, as if something has been accomplished; nothing has been accomplished, neither declarative nor performative. The granularity of the world, pixellation, dominates those texts which might otherwise nourish the dark night of the soul. No soul, no spirit, no variegated ontologies, local ontologies, fecundity of local epistemologies, framing. One says one thing; one says another; puns undermine both; belief is of little consequence; belief = consequence = Belief. Consider this a writing of the world; rewriting of the world; writing worlding; writing of presence, present, present writing. This is the construction of this. Within the future anterior: this will have been appearing; this will have appeared; this is appearing. (This is online writing; this is being-online; this is a procurement of a description of the world; by organism; by veer or swerve; by disturbance; this is disturbance. This is history.)


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