compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
“We can never put enough distance between ourselves and
what we love. To think that God IS, is still to think of him
as present; this is a thought according to our measure,
destined only to console us. [IT] IS much more fitting to
think that God IS NOT, just as we must love him purely
enough that we could be indifferent to the fact that he
should not be. It is for this reason that the atheist is
In this landmark volume, Blanchot sustains a dialogue with a number of
thinkers whose contributions have marked turning points in the history
of Western thought and have influenced virtually all the themes that
inflect the contemporary literary and philosophical debate today.
“Blanchot waits for us still to come, to be read and reread...
I would say that never as much as today have I pictured him
so far ahead of us.” Jacques Derrida
In "The Infinite Conversation", Maurice Blanchot sustains a dialogue
with a number of thinkers, including Kafka, Pascal, Nietzsche, Brecht,
and Camus, whose contributions have marked turning points in the
history of Western thought and have influenced virtually all the themes
that inflect contemporary literary and philosophical debate. Reflecting
on the nature of language, narrative voice, the imaginary, revolution,
nihilism, and Jewish identity, Blanchot brings forward what the
accomplishment of dialectical thought, as well as all thought based on
categories of opposition, is unable to account for.
Grounded in a tradition of philosophy and thoroughly conversant with
phenomenology and the Romantic and post-Romantic traditions,
Blanchot addresses fundamental questions that haunt all analyses of
difference. His unique manner of questioning, which itself borders on
poetry, challenges the very basis on which we read and fashion the world.
Maurice Blanchot is a French critic, theorist, and novelist and the author
of many works, including "Faux Pas", "L'Art de Mort", "La Part du Feu",
"L'Espace Littraire", "L'Amiti", and "La Folie du Jour", many of which have
been translated into several languages.
[IT] was of course, as a result of my conversations on creativity with
FORM FOLLOWS IDEA, that Facebook should be utilised as a surface
onto which IDEAS should be projected, for the purpose of a global
conversation on creativity, in respect of the ultimate conversation
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