Wednesday, June 27, 2012
From Bremen Lectures's Translator's Foreword.
ereignen (sich) / to take place
The event (das Ereignis) takes place (ereignet sich). The translation "to take place" draws attention to the spacing of the event of appropriation itself. What takes place is the thing of the thing and the worlding of the world. What takes place is the belonging together of the human and being. Appropriation takes place. But insofar as all appropriating establishes a relationship between the parties involved, there is consequently a spacing to appropriation, a separation that is at once the space of their relating. The event of appropriation is a spacing of things. If things themselves can be considered places, then in the taking place of the thinging of the thing, there is an emergence of place. Where Ereignis is a relation that is both given and taken up (see vereignen and zueignen) then it is literally a taking (giving) of place.
P. xiii-xiv
Is taking (giving) place non-linear? In which case would it not be unforseeable? So then should we not expect the unexpected? So, another dimension of "letting be"? ????
I think giving is a point, takes place, a location, not a linear vector. He gave it, on a mount, after tea time.

My sense is that events are unforeseeable. The tides tomorrow are points in the calendar, not events. Events make a difference between the times before and after they've occured.
"In the Timaeus, Plato gives us the mode of such an experience of matter. Khorᾱ, place (or rather nonplace), which is the name he gives to matter, is situated between what cannot be perceived, (the Idea, the anaistheton) and what can be perceived (the sensible, perceptible as aisthesis). Neither perceptible nor imperceptible, matter is perceptible met' anaisthesias (a paradoxical formulation that must be translated as "with the absence of perception"). Khorᾱ is thus the perception of an imperception, the sensation of an anaisthesis, a pure taking-place (in which truly nothing takes place other than place.)" –Agamben, Potentialities, P 218.

That above is near the end of Agamben's deconstruction of Derrida's "trace." The place of place is a matter, so far as I can tell.
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