Justice - Δίκη as a living architecture, honing structures, the muscle of spacing and timing. Fields of play wrought, even with violent gestures for the sake of lensing biological force, as in a παιδεία. All science afforded that leisure whereby not only a posture of study can be maintained but, moreover, a demarcated field of vision presented.
Space and Time as pure forms of intuition… in an ethical torsion where spacing and timing show as the beginning, substance, and end of action, of moving and faring well. Character and pulse of the ethosphere… The growth and movement of a diaphragm, something with which to breathe freely.
Daily Discussion: What’s the “worst thing ever”?
Sometimes if someone is describing a movie, a book or an experience, they might try to dull their criticism by saying something like “Well, it wasn’t the worst thing ever…” But what is the worst thing ever?
Being trapped or trapping others in the bewitchment of language. Using the immense power of the logos for the sake of merely appealing to and leaving people where they are. This is why philosophy in one sense can be said to begin with Plato and Aristotle, for each in their own way was tarrying and keeping close to the ultimate question: What does it mean to speak well?
We should look at the results and the path of the New Atheism and make bets on where it’s going! What does it look like when, angered by simpletons, a movement gets all stoked up in a fit of purity to attack all religion whatsoever - and then conveniently defines its opposition in terms of buying into the same premises of a temporally and historically limited practice, the one most suited to being blown out of the water, and then sits back and gloats as if it had scientifically exhausted the phenomenon and thereby won the fight?
…the figure of New Atheism shifts back and forth, finding the matter at hand at one moment in religion per se and yet, at another moment, in religion as it presents itself to us right now. At one moment, all religion is reduced to the same essential threat - the same target which we are enjoined to attack - but then (inevitably) when it amps up one manifestation of this threat (say Islam) as uniquely different, it slings charges of “the fallacy of false equivalence” at anyone who would question the logic of such a determination. What are we to make of the near simultaneous embrace of equivalence and its condemnation - of sameness and difference?"
…But sex, or enjoying substance, accounts not only for the radical disjunction of the other two from each other but also for the internal disjunction of each. Sex in this way purloins the substantial, or self-enclosed, dimension of each of the so-called substances … while Foucault argues that bio-power, abetted by the Freudian theory of sex, eliminates the void between life as function and life as historical experience, or between life and law, and thus eliminates the political space or space of possibility of human action, Lacan argues the opposite: Freud conceives sex as that which takes place in and holds open the space of human action."