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Chapter 27. 0 and 2: Object-Oriented writing

There seems to be a mutual logic in some of the most dominant practices and theories. It is the binary logic of on and of, zero and one. In psychoanalysis one could transfer that logic onto Freud’s “fort” and “da”, the play he saw his grandson was playing after his mother has left him. Suggesting […]

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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 13. Reconnecting with the “great outside”? On the inside.

What is the great Outside? It is the great Inside? Maybe? As Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung quotes M. NourbeSe Philip: “We begin life in a propositional relationship with breath: someone breathes for us.”1 Is the great outside an illusion? The ontological sphere which cannot be grasp yet only understand through human subjectivity (as stated by […]

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Chapter 12. Riddle me this OOO.

In his interesting book on Mallarmé, Quentin Meillassoux notices the arbitrary of hermeneutics and hermetic texts in a dialectical approach. Many exegetes of Mallarmé’s famous poem “Dice Throw” try to solve the mystery of how the poem is made: does Mallarmé implanted a code or not? Is this important one might ask to understand the […]

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Chapter 11. Gadamer’s fusion of horizons – OOO and “blanc silence”

Fusion of horizons – Hermeneutics’ main goal. But what if one leaves the heliocentric metaphor turning his/her back? What if there is no horizon, which is defined by the flexion of the earth and a sun contrasting the line of sight? In Hermeneutics the fusion of horizon is, especially for Gadamer, the reward of the […]

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Chapter 7. The poetics of inhale, gap, exhale: the double signifier without a signified

A personal note as a pre-text (even if there are no pre-texts) to this entry: Recently I got a tattoo over my left elbow on my triceps: It reads  I thought I did a great job, creating this tattoo and was very happy about it, until I re-read Lacan’s The Agency of the Letter in the […]

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Chapter 6. Breathe under water – Bachelard and the depth of hermeneutics (Part 1)

Bachelard’s famous works on elements and poetry (fire, earth, wind and water) embark a method of re-reading, which should be like  “to take re-soundings like sonar, sounds of the depths. He explains that, by participating in the resonances, we hear the poem. Its repercussions invite us to give greater depth to our experience. Once gathered […]

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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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Dark Hermeneutics

Despite the current rising tide of titles which contain the qualia “dark” like Timothy Morton’s “Dark Ecology” or David Roden’s “Dark Phenomenology” this blog aims at a slightly different “Dark dot dot dot”. “Dark Hermeneutics” is not a revival of a classical method of reading and interpreting literature – it is not a zombie. It […]

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