Never yielding to the oppositional game of metaphysics itself, and reminding us that effects of sollicitation also happens automatically and as if auto-affected, Derrida rather tries to make us aware of the necessity of fissuring the entire edifice of totalitarian and reductionist oppositional and hierarchical terms and series. Derrida’s sollicitation is a necessary counter-violence. Every totality can be shown to be founded upon that which it excludes, that is, that which would become excessive for the reductive analysis of becomings into formulas. As for instance is the case with the old philosopheme arkhē that cartels the senses of founding, origin, principle, commencement [phusis] and that of commandment, government, sovereignty [thesis, tekhnē, nomos], principle and prince, hence the etymological link between archeology and monarchy. Sollicitation would demonstrate the differential excess secretly constituting the very conditions of possibility of arkhē. Thus, also implying its conditions of impossibility. Arkhē commenced as meaning in the nomological sense: to the arkhē as commandment, coming from the Greek arkheion, “initially a house, a domicile, and address, the residence of the superior magistrates, the archons, those who commanded.”
The displacement of the question concerns a certain « textual operation, » unique and differentiated, assigned to no absolute beginning, consumed by reading and writing on other texts nonetheless referring only to its own writing. Here is discernable that preoccupation with the viral, and the logic of autoimmunity, what later became an explicit thematic of deconstruction. The graph and the gramma is viral. Bibleion is viral, as any parchment or paper or computer screen—any sheet, any surface. We will later explicate the logic of such an autoimmune virographematics. Such an autoimmune virographematics that is stated to subject science. A subjecting which will sollicitate the very pillars of science, its inner architecture. In turn paving the way—that is, if repressed and denegated—for other solicitations of science, namely where the effects and conseqiences of science on nature—or let’s say upon science’s Other—are solicitating to unheard of degrees, catastropically so.
…treatment of the catastrophe. Greek, katastrophē, first: the end (the end of life, the dénouement of a dramatic plot, the end of the play), and second, a reversal or upset, “the tragic and unforeseeable event that brings about the ruin of the established order. Catastrophe, therefore, relates as much to trajectories of truth, the very accomplishment, as to the “accident whose surprise interrupts the teleological trajectory.” Strephein gives strophe, “to come and go,” “to turn toward,” two senses: to sojourn, and swirling, wandering. But still the Odyssey of Ulysses, the first being the very form of an economy, the possibility of returning home. “Oikonomia would always follow the path of Ulysses.” He goes only in view of repatriating himself. Immune, the origin does not travel. Expatriation only lasts for a certain time, softened in advance; Penelope does everything to not “lose the thread.” “Phenomenology may no more be the absolute master of its house. Ontology may already be in its place.”
…There is nothing but writing, in a certain sense, but writing uses a space a blank space, an ignorant biblion, bibliophoros, what carries letters; it has to space in order to be in the writing of its writing. The blank space is also the fortress buttressing, then by spacing writing all it can, against the Nothing that Derreath traces in Husserl but that just as well might be directly related to writing written here as Iou have wrote.
There are at least six things to remember, when reading and writing, experiencing: first the almost immediate Nothing in the very banal concreteness of the blank, the spacing, and the grammas; second the Nothing that the writer faces faced toward the paper and screen; third the Nothing between the intended writer and the intended reader; fourth the Nothing the reader faces looking into those spaced grammas; fifth the Nothing that ships texts out with no possible addressee; and sixth that Nothing that says that total death and absence is the very condition of possibility of there being decipherable texts.
“Le silence est un mot qui n’est pas un mot et le souffle un objet qui n’est pas un objet.” (G. BATAILLE)
[…] et strictement parallèle à la phénoménologie. Or le franchissement de cette invisible différence qui sépare des parallèles n’est pas innocent : il est le geste le plus subtil et le plus ambitieux de l’abus psychologiste. […] Pour éclaircir la distance qui doit séparer une psychologie phénoménologique d’une phénoménologie transcendantale, il faudrait interroger sur ce rien qui les empêche de se rejoindre, sur cette parallélité qui libère l’espace d’une question transcendantale. Ce rien est ce qui permet la réduction transcendantale. La réduction transcendantale est ce qui convertit notre attention vers ce rien où la totalité du sens et le sens de la totalité laissent apparaître leur origine. C’est-à-dire, selon l’expression de Fink, l’origine du monde.
A magnificent work, sure to graft itself into virographematics and the solicitation of science.