Alan Sondheim
 
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Philosophy
There is no Now; there is no philosophy of the Now. The present presence is smeared, fuzzy; it is degenerate; it was never generate. Philosophy is from present presencing, from this smearing; it is irrevocable; it cannot be constituted otherwise. The Absolute is embedded in time; there is no Absolute to return to; the embedding is within the present. The text is always its memory; the text - any text - is always memory. I speak and write concretely: this is such-and-such a writing which is only inscription, artifact; the artifact is present, before you; the artifact is presenting by virtue of your procurement. Everything, the world, artifact, product-production, appears as, exists within, reconstitution; the subject (who is always already embedded) recuperates, which is the definition of the subject; objects do not. To recuperate is to draw boundaries, definitions, negations: X = this; not-X = that. Not-X is always problematic; it's "that" may be fuzzy, complementary; chained; non-existent; indecipherable; generative or degenerate, degenerative. This is the difficulty of the monopole in ordinary language within an ordinary world; that is, what is termed the "lifeworld," or world of daily life. The lifeworld is presencing, as if a gift or given; there is no negative or negation; negation is a drawing. What occurs, occurs, is, is. Flattening is necessary construct; thus disturbance within flattening portends negation which is channeled within flattening. This is the sphere of daily life which appears extended.
 
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