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God’s Eternal Word is Human Freedom

I think all originary thinkers should be interested in this brilliant post by truepeers over at the Covenant Zone blog (I put in the permalink John provided in the comments to this entry for those who may have been confused by my linking to the blog itself–sorry for that):

http://covenantzone.blogspot.com/2007/10/gods-eternal-word-is-human-freedom.html

Adam Katz

 

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Witness Protection, or the Post Romantic Individual

To be a modern individual is to court, if only in the most distant, mild, or simulated way, the risk of being scapegoated. This is the legacy of the Romantic stance invented by Rousseau, where, in a revision of the event of the crucifixion, the individual creates himself as a center of attention by […]

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Victimary Statements; Statements of the Center

Victimary discourse has its own critique of metaphysics, which I would translate into originary thinking as follows. Victimary discourse is fundamentally anti-mimetic: mimesis leads inexorably to violence, and victimary discourse has faith neither in Girard’s Christian transcendence of the scapegoat nor a transcendent sign such as that posited in Eric Gans’ originary scene–the latter, […]

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Ostensive Freedom All the Way Down (More Commentary on Chronicle #348)

Metaphysics is the assumption of the primacy of declarative sentence. What is the source of this assumption; and what is our concern with it? Is it simply that metaphysics is wrong in its occlusion of the primacy of the ostensive, or are there ethical stakes involved? Gans has observed that the denial of the […]

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