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    From the Soul
    Philosophy Today 60 (1): 7-24. 2016.
    The essay examines the articulation of the figure of the beast in Plato’s thought on the city and soul, in the Republic and other dialogues. The constitutive correspondence or homology of the city and soul comprises Platonic psycho-politics, a space defined by the thērion: monster and animal at once. The thērion operates within the tripartite division of the soul and the tripartite division of the city. Its various figurations, from wolf to hydra, seem to constrict this figure to the margins of …Read more
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    The essay at hand undertakes to think the inception of occidental thought as an event opening for the first time the horizon of the thought of Nothing. Although a study with and from, it is not a study of Heidegger, but a study of the inception of logos, as such an archaeology. The inception is delimited along the proper names of Anaximander, Heraclitus and Parmenides which we approach in reverse order, re-turning ever-closer to the origin that appears as ever-other, ever-distant. In this re-tur…Read more
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    Plato's Errancy, the Voices of Truth
    Parallax 21 (2): 183-195. 2015.
    "Lies never happen." Yet we find ourselves facing, still, the question of truth. We face transfixed for millennia an unsetting sun, our necks twisted askew in a blinding gaze. Or is it rather, that this question, a question too great for thought and time, has not yet even unfolded? Or again, are we not perhaps caught in a more modest predicament, suspended between the two hyperboles, neither here nor there with regard (a gaze and guard at once) to truth, in a space of shadows, a space neither of…Read more
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    Songs from the Second Floor
    Rattle 4 50-66. 2013.
    ‘Beloved be the unknown man and his wife. My fellow man with sleeves, neck and eyes! Beloved be the one who sleeps on his back. The one who wears a torn shoe in the rain. Beloved be the bald man without a hat. The one who catches a finger in a door. Beloved be the one who sweats out of pain or out of shame. The one who pays with what he does not have… Beloved be the ones who sit down.’