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"While no body engaged in a project simply repeats identity, no body is free to create itself and its world anew. To claim otherwise, to imply that I can become whatever I want in my singularity, is to risk repeating the moralism of liberal individualism which, in denying the ambiguity of identity and its dispersal in the other, makes me fully accountable for what I am, on the grounds that I could have acted otherwise. If I could have acted otherwise, then I could have lived up to the singular, unambiguous identity assigned me under the law. Suggesting the possibility of freedom in a singular identity further entrenches the law, the law that cannot tolerate the dance."

Rosalyn Diprose, Corporeal Generosity

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"As intercorporeal generosity maintains alterity and ambiguity in the possibilities it opens, it is not based on an ideal of mutual exchange between equals. There is a reciprocity of giving, but not reciprocity in the content of what is given, and generosity is only possible if neither sameness nor unity is assumed as either the basis or the goal of an encounter with another."

Rosalyn Diprose, Corporeal Generosity

This is the first book of philosophy that I’ve read in a long time, but also probably the only book of philosophy I’ve ever gotten halfway through without feeling any kind of disagreement or incongruity in content, method, or style more than perhaps just once or twice. It’s doing an incredibly good job of articulating a wide range of inclinations that I’ve developed over the past few years but have never managed to formulate. A philosophy that grounds the identity, difference, and non-singularity of bodies on a corporeal generosity intrinsic to intersubjectivity.

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dang they’re really just kinda letting themselves go, huh

dang they’re really just kinda letting themselves go, huh

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how am i to resonate with the narcissism of another tho

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i happened upon a book at the bookstore the other day called corporeal generosity by rosalyn diprose and the premise immediately resonated with me, like a lot. does anyone know anything about her or this book? it’s living up to my hopes so far at least…

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human-resentipede:

groans:

worlds most poignant vending machine

#about me

human-resentipede:

groans:

worlds most poignant vending machine

#about me

(Source: twitter.com)

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young white male of irish descent with a large iron-cross tattoo on the back of his neck working the cash register at the trader joe’s in westwood

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"Heidegger will have kept silent. He will not have spoken a single word against the event that is for ever associated with Nazi barbarity. He will have never responded, whether in speech or in deed, to that event. He will not have left language find its way through the disaster. He will not have allowed thought to open onto the deadly and savage today. He, the thinker of remembrance, will not have provided a space for the memory and the mourning of those millions gone up in smoke. He never will have turned his gaze to the immense cloud of cinders hanging over the German soil."
de Beistegui, Heidegger and the Political  (via spiritandteeth)
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— another one rides the bus

my car finally incurred a fatal injury

but two and a half years is much longer than i was expecting to hold onto this car when i bought it for only a thousand dollars, so it’s okay.

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(Source: mpdrolet)