By Stephen E Gersh
Having now benefited from potential versions and reports of the various most crucial authors in the Neoplatonic culture of western philosophy, it's time for us to learn those fabrics extra actively by way of the philosophical advancements of the overdue 20th century that supply the best possibilities for intertextual exploration. The hermeneutical undertaking that beckons was once all started in Stephen Gersh's Neoplatonism after Derrida: Parallelograms (Brill, 2006) and is raised to a better strength in his current quantity. the following a brand new direction is charted within the studying of such historic authors as Proclus, Damascius, Augustine, Pseudo-Dionysius, and Meister Eckhart via a severe engagement with the deconstructions of pagan and Christian Neoplatonic texts within the writings of Jacques Derrida.
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108 In fact, he constantly opposes the universality of Bennington’s book about him to the singularity of his own writing of “Circumfession,” noting that G = Geoffrey wishes to produce a generative grammar of his writing—a “theological program” (théologiciel) of absolute knowledge—and thereby deprive him of his events, but that he—whose writing cannot be pre-constructed from a matrix and admits the un-anticipatable singularity of the event—will always destabilize or 100 Circum/Circon. § 45. Circum/Circon.
178 177 See our discussion above on pp. 8–9. ’ A Roundtable Discussion with Jacques Derrida,” p. 46. 1. BRIDGING THE GAP Proclus As we have seen, Derrida’s essay “How to Avoid Speaking: Denials” is divided into two main parts. In the first part of the text, the author undertakes a general discussion of “negative theology”—a topic which he had addressed obliquely for many years but never examined in a thorough and continuous way. This general discussion sets out to explain the fundamental differences between negative theology and deconstruction, and especially the determination of Being primarily by the temporal dimension of presence assumed by the former but rejected by the latter.
48 contre-vérités … contre-exemplarités. 145 Compare Circum/Circon. § 21 synchroniser les quatre temps … with §29 l’anachronisme … quatre époques distinctes. Cf. also § 25. 146 Compare the reference to the 59 periods as encircling a Nothing (see n. 143) with that to the three paradigms encircling a Nothing (see n. 76). 151 Here, the “X” which has been postulated as the primary example within a series of related terms may be understood as the neutral term of the fourfold structure, whereas the “X” which has been postulated as any example or counter-example within a series of related terms may be understood as either the negative, or the combined, or the positive term of that structure.