Etudes sur la "Non-Philosophie"de François Laruelle.
Par Didier Moulinier
mercredi 28 juillet 2010
New Translation of Laruelle’s ‘Biography of the Eye’
by Taylor Adkins
for Adolfo Fernandez Zoila
“Man is this night, this empty nothingness that contains everything in its undivided simplicity…he is this night that one sees if one looks a man in the eyes.”
Supplement to Hegel’s judgment concerning man
A philosopher has never looked a man directly in the eyes. The philosopher is the man who turns his eyes away to look man in the eyes: he is a man with a distorted gaze. The philosopher misrecognizes the immediate for he himself is not immediate.
To look in the eyes: a maxim of philosophical curiosity, of its oblique indiscretion.
The philosopher is the man with an oblique gaze who lacks the straightforwardness of man.
To look in the eyes: this multiple sounds like a singular, like the penetration into the unique depths of the soul, if it isn’t simply a possibility of untruthfulness or contradiction between the eyes, quickly effaced. (...)