The ‘Non-Philosophical’ Paradigm


The ordinary of culture is that relentless struggle of philosophers that leaves philosophy intact. To occupy attention and to distract it from the principal problem—what philosophy can do in itself and globally—is the very function of this interminable combat. Nothing, especially not the ‘critique’ of metaphysics or its ‘deconstruction’, is strong enough to obligate us to reconsider the validity of this paradigm come forth fully armed and complete, the scale of this already-established horizon, the depth of this fold in which our least interrogable space of thought is contracted…