Tag Archives: G.W.F. Hegel

Transduction and Individuation

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility. –Augustine of Hippo Marcel Duchamp Nude Descending Staircase No. 2 (1912) It is the ultimate task of … Continue reading

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Creativity and Negativity – “Little Stars”

If we could know things as they really are, that knowledge would have to be obtained in an impossible place which is only occupiable by “another.” Not just a different person, but by a fantastic, spectral “I.” We call this … Continue reading

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Countenance and Character – Autobiography as Self-Marking and Self-Making; or, Self-Defacement

• The Autobiographies of Frederick Douglass • (free mp3 download at Librivox) The individual exists in himself and for himself. He is for himself, or is a free activity; he is, however, also in himself, or has himself an original … Continue reading

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