death | text | resonance Simone Weil and writing to(wards) death
en dehors de cela – mais pas au dehors:
Knut Ebeling shares his ideas about writing death. Thinking and writing through texts by Georges Bataille and Maurice Blanchot, tracing or excavating a conception of head-less writing Ebeling seeks to formulate an alternative epistemology by questioning the very foundation of knowledge production within Western philosophy. Instead of writing (as one method of (re-)producing knowledge) about/on he proposes a writing with, through or alongside. Writing then does no longer formulate itself as reflection on or about something but as head-less writing that re- or even un-organizes the very organism that functions as the (uncontested) grounding for ‘our’ relational thinking. A way of perceiving and grasping which is – in the end – bound by the powerful notion of both on and about. Instead Ebeling dearticulates this conception and offers an alternative approach that could be ‘named’ as dé-écriture (un-writing). Or as Ebeling frames it: as the practice of autotheoretical writing.
Luca Pellarin (Erfurt) & Thomas Sojer (denʞkollektiv): Reading Pierre-Joseph Proudhon – Franz C. Overbeck and Simone Weil in catalogical notes.
The French political theorist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865), the German theologian Franz C. Overbeck (1837-1905), and the French philosopher Simone Weil (1909-1943) share an interest in rethinking socialism against the backdrop of a sharp criticism of Christianity. Proudhon lays the foundation of this philosophy, leaving Overbeck and Weil to carry on his heritage, albeit in opposed
For activity to be passive, it must receive something from beyond itself; it must be in excess of itself. By the spiritual I mean this fact of experience in excess of voluntary effort, of which exercise is a part. This distinction, it seems to me, is crucial. To a large part, the confusion which surrounds
Key In this poem, Stephanie refers to Simone Weil’s notion of “reading,” one of the ways we are physically imbricated in knowing. Stephanie shares Robert Kemp’s wish. Kemp speaks, as Thomas R. Nevin says, “for all Weil enthusiasts in the remark, comme on voudrait la rappeler sur cette terre, pour lui dire qu’on l’aime, et