• “I was thinking sparrow Lena stick Lena cat into the mouth honey lip twirl-up wall clod of dirt scratch finger Ludwik bushes hangs hang mouth Lena alone there kettle cat stick fence road Ludwik priest wall cat stick sparrow cat Ludwik hangs stick hangs sparrow hangs Ludwik cat I’ll hang”: Or, How Gombrowicz exposed Philosophy’s Immaturity

    Author(s):
    Vincent van Gerven Oei (see profile)
    Date:
    2013
    Subject(s):
    Continental philosophy, Polish literature
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Gilles Deleuze, Witold Gombrowicz
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6QV08
    Abstract:
    Politics shares with philosophy its attempts at systematization. What in politics is o en lamented as a progressive bureaucratization and obfuscation of revolutionary fervor is presented in philosophy as the maturation of a system, metaphysical, ontological, or otherwise. This slow process of maturation that supposedly takes place throughout a philosopher’s life is organized around the establishment of concepts, ideas, and notions, and any philosophy that distances itself from this process of accumulation or growth is quickly labeled childish or immature, not ripe to speak for itself. As in politics, we may speak in philosophy of processes of legalization bound up with the question of maturation (“reaching legal age”) as guarantee for its internal conceptual stability. These processes, however, whenever they are invoked, seem to announce a future of paralysis and amnesia that comes with philosophical maturity and eventually old age, a future in which philosophical youth is definitely absent. […]
    Notes:
    Includes Croatian translation
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Journal:
    Frakcija
    Volume:
    66
    Start Page:
    138
    End Page:
    147
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    5 days ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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