By Malgorzata Kowalska, Cain Elliott, Jan Burzynski
<I>Dialectics past Dialectics </I>is a examine of latest French philosophy from Bataille to Derrida. It analyses, at the first point of generalization, the decomposition of Hegelianism understood as <I>philosophy of totality</I>. Many French philosophers of the 20<SUP>th</SUP> century deconstruct Hegelian dialectics and harshly criticize the very suggestion of totality as both risky or very unlikely. The thesis of the publication is that, on doing so, they don't quite holiday with dialectics, yet remodel it. at the moment point of generalization, the problem of the e-book is modernity and the thesis is that ameliorations of dialectics show ameliorations of recent realization which - regardless of hasty declarations at the <I>end of modernity </I>- nonetheless is still ours.
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After all, totality – and especially Hegelian totality – is primarily the totality of concepts and reveals the totalizing nature of language, which grasps and generalizes connections. In turn, “beyondtotality” would rest beyond or on the verge of language and thereby beyond or 30 Specters of Totality on the cusp of philosophy. ” All the authors discussed in the book – existentialists, structuralists, and “postmodernists” together – have sought to transcend totality, regarding it as insufficient for a variety of reasons.
31 “The drapings of illusion” in war simultaneously make individuals believe in their invulnerability, while unleashing impersonal forces that frustrate 28 29 30 31 E. Lévinas, Totality and Infinity. An Essay on Exteriority, trans. A. Nijhoff, 1979), p. 21. Ibid, p. 41. , p. 209. Ibid, p. 21. The Insufficient Totality 41 subjective desires and aspirations, rendering individuals utterly exchangeable. Hence, war is both the negation and highest affirmation of totality. For Lévinas, war is likewise a privileged description of totality because it is the ultimate source of the objective political or state-law and order, which can be said to be a practical manifestation of totality.
We can stop sunlight only for a time. The solar energy that we are is an energy that is lost. And we can probably delay, but not stop, the movement that drives this loss. The system of which we are a part could stop if the rays accumulated in growth, but it cannot grow without end. At a given point in time, when the growth of the system reaches its limit, the captured energy can only resume its course and loss. The sunlight that we are can be found at the end of nature and the meaning of the sun: it must be given, not to mention lost.