Alan Sondheim
 
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Philosophy

Consider a toaster or electronic computer; consider anything which may or may not be present, presencing; this is of the order of philosophy, always already an acceptance; every reduction includes; or includes, at least as construct. Thus of the panoply, or rather panoply, which is present, presencing; then what of memory, of the enumeration, accountability of objects? In philosophy, these remain within the presence; they appear recuperable; they appear identical or equivalent; this is appearance, genidentity; this is always other. This is the giving of permission of philosophy the killing-ground or grounds of philosophy; the winding-sheet of assertion. A man or a woman, an organism, a being, a human being, universals, these presences accompanied by deductions, for what is a man or a woman if not recognized as such; if recognized for example as thing or flesh; if recognized as meat; if recognized only as thing or flesh as meat. As for recognition: a problem for cognitive psychology, for neurophysiology. As for the symbolic: transformation and transforming structures, structures undergoing continuous transformation with the appearance of equivalences. As for mediation: the appearance of extension of appearance of equivalences. Mediation: a presencing, a present. One is always already synchronic; one is never diachronic; one does not live in time; one does not extend in time; one is replete; is fullness; the world is panoply, fecund; the world is a world of potential; potential is incomplete. There is no completeness in the world. There is completeness in mathematics; there is no completeness in mathesis. Mathesis is of the present. Mathesis is presence, the ontology of presence.
 
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