Saturday, March 13, 2010
This thing of immediacy is a constant negation. I'm now seeing the resistance as a negation to the I (that self-consciousness). One not only has to acknowledge the Other, but, he should love it as well. As Derrida would assert, there is no differing the differance....
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Presently, I'm laboring at understanding Hegel's dialectic and its relation to selfhood. I have to ask the question, is the acknowledgement from the Other, similar to, or run in the same vein of Derrida's differring the differance. In essence, is it acknowledgement that makes us healthy? Does that make the Kantian "I" whole? Is that what ultimately creates the restlessness in resistance?
Monday, March 8, 2010
I'm sitting here reflecting on the will it's going ultimately to take to attain a Phd. The patience; the persistence; moreover, the fortitude. There has to be a will to want to go in a student and come out of the fight a doctor. To enter a student and emerge a colleague. To leave behind, maybe, eighty or so percent of the population. This is my goal over the next several years. For no other reason than I can. To challenge myself and those behind me. To eventually emerge a voice for the Other; a voice for the marginalized; a voice for the disfigured.