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Taking as its point of departure Edmund Husserl's 1935-36 text The Crisis of European Sciences, this essay attempts to develop a new conception of reason by means of a thoroughgoing critique of some ideas often used to support and define it. Because the notion of "enlightenment" has been tied since the time of Kant to a certain coming of age of reason or rationality, the "enlightenment" to come must at once draw upon the resources of this reason and open reason to some of the aporias it has traditionally rejected. Reducible neither to a simple irrationalism nor to a mere mode of calculative thought, such reason must ultimately challenge, it is argued, not only the sovereignty and identity of the (human) subject but the very concepts of sovereignty and identity. Only such a renewed thinking of reason or of what is reasonable, the essay suggests, can help us diagnose, analyze, and help treat some of the aporias posed by a whole host of contemporary issues, from cloning to the erosion of the nation-state to globalization and terrorism. Only in this way can we at once "save the honor of reason" - to use a phrase that runs throughout the essay - and help reorient the reason of politics, of the sciences, and, indeed, of philosophy along the lines of a more fundamental and urgent ethical imperative.

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In: Research in Phenomenology
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With the attempt to express my feeling of admiration for Hans-Georg Gadamer an ageless melancholy mingles. This melancholy begins as of the friends' lifetime. A

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of the farewell signs the breathing of their dialogues. One of the two will have been doomed, from the beginning, to carry alone both the dialogue that he must pursue beyond the interruption, and the memory of the first interruption. To carry the world of the other, to carry both the other and his world, the other and the world that have disappeared, in a world without world. That shall be one of the ways to let resound within ourselves the line of poetry by Paul Celan, "

Die Welt ist fort, ich muss dich tragen

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In: Research in Phenomenology
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Das Selbstporträt und andere Ruinen
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'Ich schreibe, ohne es zu sehen. Ich bin gekommen. Ich wollte Ihnen die Hand küssen. Es ist das erste Mal, das ich im Dunkeln schreibe, ohne zu wissen, ob ich Buchstaben bilde. Überall, wo nichts auf dem Blatt stehet, sollen Sie lesen, dass ich Sie liebe'. Mit diesem Zitat aus einem Brief Diderots an Sophie Volland eröffnet Jacques Derrida seinen brillanten Essay über Malerei, Zeichnung, Visionen, Blindheit, Selbstportraits, Vaterschaft, Konversionen, Konfessionen und Tränen. In den Aufzeichnungen eines Blinden geht es um das Sehen in der Malerei und Zeichnung und dessen Zusammenhang in einem Sehen jenseits der Sinne: visionäre Einsichten oder Erleuchtungen, die in der Malerei oft als Blendung und Erblinden dargestellt werden. Der Künstler sieht nicht, was er darstellt, so Derridas These, er arbeitet blind aus dem Gedächtnis und für das Gedächtnis.
In: BildÖkonomie
In: In the Name of Friendship: Deguy, Derrida and Salut
In: Bildtheorien aus Frankreich
In: Recht auf Arbeitslosigkeit?
In: Research in Phenomenology