S O L L I C I T A T I O N

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.”

Signature, événement, contexte

Communication au Congrès international des Sociétés de philosophie de langue française (Montréal, août 1971). Le thème du colloque était «La communication». *** «Pour nous en tenir toujours, par souci de simplicité, à l’énonciation parlée» Austin, How to do things with words, tr. fr. G. Lane, p. 122. Est-il assuré qu’au mot de communication corresponde un concept unique, univoque, – rigoureusement maîtrisable et … Continue reading

Thoth, or Internal Contexts in Science

What are really the evental character of simultaneously—as always is in any case—writing and tracing singularly absent undecidables? We are all, incessantly, writing and tracing such undecidables. Such applies for science no less. The evental is confluous with the law of general iterability. And the law of general iterability commands conditions of impossibility no less than conditions of possibility. Science, too, is immersed in both these sets of conditions of possibility of knowledge and truth. An event never emerges from a program; an event cannot be expected. There are certain internal contexts in science, however, that makes up both for its fantastic progress and for its phantastic auto-immunitary destruction.

Writing, Undecidability, General Iterability, and Conditions of Impossibility—these are only 4 of the internal contexts in science, irreducible, arche, prior but not chronologically, to all of science’s idealities, objectivities, theories, explanations, logic, methods, instruments, calibrations, procedures, etc. Such is what shall here be addressed, impromptu, periculum in promptu!

“To tympanize—” science.

L’écriture et la différence

“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.