tumblr. why are you so damn distracting.
That’s who you really like. The people you can think out loud in front of.– John Green (via funeral)
An edifying case: Heidegger’s celebrated disciple in France, Jacques Derrida,...– Richard A. Cohen, Introduction to Emmanuel Levinas’ Otherwise than Being or Beyond Essence (via chasingthales)
Why does the encounter with the burqa trigger such anxiety? Is it that a face so...– Slavoj Žižek on the burqa from Living in the End Times (via negations)
The inner life, the I, separation are uprootedness itself, non-participation,...– Emmanuel Levinas, Totality and Infinity (via sonofapritch)
I’m so happy that there are people with ideas that can be written with language and shared across borders and disciplines that ideas about ethics and virtue and morality make me realize just how big this world is and I did not expect that, that observation in the sun outside of the library that I’m in love with the idea of ideas, thinking about thoughts. that people with ideas...
You look ridiculous if you dance. You look ridiculous if you don’t dance. So you...– Gertrude Stein (via insteadofashow)
What does it mean to talk about virtue as the goal of the moral life and of...– Thomas F. Schindler, Ethics: The Social Dimension
Levinas does not posit, a priori, a conception of ethics that then instantiates...– Simon Critchley (Leaving the Climate of Heidegger’s Thinking)
Absolute difference, inconceivable in terms of formal logic, is established only...– Emmanuel Levinas, Totality and Infinity (via sonofapritch)
As soon as there is the One, there is murder, wounding, traumatism. L’Un se...– Jacques Derrida
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