Sunday, September 13, 2009

Formal Indication

"The only way to thematize a being that cannot be named is to indicate it formally, to point at it exhortatively in such a way that we are drawn to perform the act of thinking that will light up the being for ourselves."

The Early Heidegger & Medieval Philosophy: Phenomenology for the Godforsaken 

by S. J. Mcgrath

"The key to a formal indication is that it does not subsume or enclose particulars within or under it, does  not precontain them, but simply points an indicative finger at "singularities: that are beyond its ken, kind, genus, and generic appetite.  The facticity or singularity, on the other hand is not "conceived" or "grasped" but entered into, given in to, by a certain practical or praxical engagements, which means that you can never "get" it from the outside and you can never "get into" it except by "doing" it, facere veritatem.

"Deconstruction in a nutshell"   John Caputo

Monday, September 7, 2009

Metaphor and Language

"Before being a rhetorical procedure within language, metaphor would be the emergence of language itself" Derrida "Violence and Metaphysics"