The Birth to Presence (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series)

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The central problem posed in these essays, collected from over a decade of work, is how in the wake of Western ontologies to conceive the coming, the birth that characterizes being. In examining what this birth to presence might be, we should not ask what presence 'is'; rather, we should conceive presence as presence to someone, including to presence itself.
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Overview

The central problem posed in these essays, collected from over a decade of work, is how in the wake of Western ontologies to conceive the coming, the birth that characterizes being. In examining what this birth to presence might be, we should not ask what presence 'is'; rather, we should conceive presence as presence to someone, including to presence itself.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804721899
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1994
  • Series: Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • Sales rank: 1,043,070
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Birth to Presence 1
Pt. I Existence
Identity and Trembling 9
Abandoned Being 36
Dei Paralysis Progressiva 48
Hyperion's Joy 58
The Decision of Existence 82
The Jurisdiction of the Hegelian Monarch 110
Finite History 143
The Heart of Things 167
Corpus 189
Pt. II Poetry
In Statu Nascendi 211
Vox Clamans in Deserto 234
Menstruum Universale 248
Noli Me Frangere 266
Exergues 279
To Possess Truth in One Soul and One Body 284
We need... 307
Speaking Without Being Able To 310
Exscription 319
On Painting (and) Presence 341
Laughter, Presence 368
Psyche 393
Notes 395
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