• "I Am Like the Unicorn": Desiring Language

    Author(s):
    Vincent van Gerven Oei (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    Continental philosophy, Philology
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Bruce Andrews, Werner Hamacher, Richard Montague
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6GB5T
    Abstract:
    There is a question of philology. “Where are you going to?” Socrates asks his lover Phaedrus. “I am going for a walk outside the walls”, he answers. While walking, Phaedrus tells Socrates, a “philological man”, about the conversation about love, the logos erotikos, a language of love and love for language that he had with Lysias. “Plato’s ‘philologist’ is a friend and lover of language as that which is the language of love and self-loving language. [...] Language loves. Whoever loves it like the philologist, loves the love in it”, Werner Hamacher suggests in a reading of the scene. is philological text attempts to trace the reins set on this love throughout a certain fragment of philosophy, to tease out the gay science (or as Nietzsche also puts it, “queer reason”) that allows it to proceed. […]
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Book chapter
    Author/Editor:
    Marco Mazzi
    Book Title:
    Relational Syntax
    Start Page:
    249
    End Page:
    270
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    5 days ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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