Experience // Esposito (Part 6)

On displaying the wound. Non-knowledge isn’t the production or the attribution of meaning but knowledge’s being exposed to what denies and negates it. Whereas knowledge tends to stitch up every tear, non-knowledge consists in holding open the opening that we already are; of not blocking but rather displaying the wound in and of our existence.… Continue reading Experience // Esposito (Part 6)

Law // Esposito (Part 4)

On the excess of death, the limits of life. But something else comes into view, that is, the reason behind the desire for breaking, for going beyond finiteness and experiencing the infinite. This is another way of saying coming into direct contact with the Thing, experiencing community on one’s own flesh, taking pleasure in the… Continue reading Law // Esposito (Part 4)

Guilt // Esposito (Part 3)

On learning to forget.   The accidental, that which happens, strikes the origin and pulls the origin outside itself. It grabs hold of the origin and then loses it. This is how history, society, and technology are born. Time: death. Time is death: the origin of every evil insofar as it superimposed, superseded, and is… Continue reading Guilt // Esposito (Part 3)

Fear // Esposito (Part 2)

On making death certain. Indeed, what does it mean that we are “mortals” if not that we are subjects above all to fear? Because the fear that traverses us or rather constitutes us is essentially the fear of death; fear of no longer being what we are: alive.              Roberto Esposito, Communitas: The Origin and… Continue reading Fear // Esposito (Part 2)

Nothing in Common // Esposito (Part 1)

On the love that preserves or destroys. The community isn’t a mode of being, much less a “making” of the individual subject. It isn’t the subject’s expansion or multiplication but its exposure to what interrupts the closing and turns it inside out: a dizziness, a syncope, a spasm in the continuity of the subject. Roberto… Continue reading Nothing in Common // Esposito (Part 1)