Friday, January 01, 2016

Souciant on Heidegger's anarchy.
Trawny argues that Heidegger frames his project with a sort of negative freedom, in which the lack of boundaries of the philosophical enterprise is a mark of its depth and substantiality. But perhaps it is worth noting that the freedom of science (of which philosophy is one species) is does not amount to absolution from barbarism. This is the underlying danger confronting (but not confronted by) both Heidegger and Nietzsche: that the joyful scientist may become an embittered apologist for the sort of barbarism that has the capacity to expunge science (and philosophy) wholesale.
Rather than using tired zombie trope in that blog post's title, they should-da stayed with anarchy; this year being the 40th anniversary of the Pistols pushing punk into the media. Punk's opening was eventually co-opted by various totalitarian tendencies, just as enlightenment's opening was co-opted by nationalism. Anarchy in the SA.
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