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Chapter 16. Is (dark) hermeneutics sustainable? Water, paper, ink

In Plato’s Phaidros writing resembles the pharmakon, antidot and poison all at once. Derrida dedicates his book Dissemination to the discourse about the pharmakon and writing concluding: “The pharmakon and writing are thus always involved in questions of life and death.”1 This is not a metaphor. Why? Pharmakon also means “not a natural color but an artificial tint, a chemical dye”2, which dissolves perfectly […]

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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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