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Chapter 30. What we breathe is what we are

Who inhales? The question of who is speaking, writing or reading can be focused on the subject that breathes. But how do I breathe and what do I inhale while e.g. I am reading? If there is a burning candle on my desk, then I will inhale the burnt particles (carbon dioxide) of the wax. […]

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Chapter 20.Telepathy – Not Knowledge, Non-Knowledge neither

What is that, that one writes on his/her own? If one only writes about other writings, does he/she write at all? Or is she/he just an operator, programmed to re-write and therefore re-announce the written text of others, maybe the O/other? And if, as in the case of Jacques Derrida, that one does not work […]

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Chapter 9. White ink – Hélène Cixous, writing and breath

Writing is the fear of being out of breath. Instead of being a voice, speaking up, never losing any sound, even if it is only noise one produces, writing has to break up, stop and continue constantly. Writing ends in the most unfortunate moments. Right here, right now. But: we cannot recognize when writing is […]

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Chapter 3. Breathing as diffraction – “reading diffractively”

Allow me to quote Evelien Geerts and Iris van der Tuin’s entry about diffraction1. They start with the classical physics aiming at the difference Karen Barad puts into the term:  “According to classical physics, diffraction is a physical phenomenon that comes into being when a multitude of waves encounter an obstacle upon their path, and/or […]

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Chapter 2. Keeping in Breath – Schleiermacher and OOO

There are many ways to encounter doing hermeneutics. What is the praxeology of dark hermeneutics? What do you do? Do you follow a dark circle to the core of the text, the meaning, truth? Or do you try to melt down your own horizon to the one the text is offering?  Remember: inhale, hold, exhale […]

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