Re: [xmca] Unbelievable - & Spanish

From: Wolff-Michael Roth (
Date: Sat Oct 21 2006 - 06:45:40 PDT

Hi bb,

the question about primitive and inferior arises whenever reasoning
presupposes self-identity---a position French philosophers have to
denote as the ontology of the same; it defines difference in terms of
deviation from the same. Difference then does not exist in and for
itself. If you begin with difference---e.g., Deleuze in "Difference &
Repetition", Nancy in "Being Singular Plural"---then, to express it a
bit simplistically, everything is different. Sameness (even that
expressed in "A = A") is the result of a construction, as is
primitiveness and inferiority. The ontology that begins with
difference leads us to a very different way of thinking, to a very
different ethics (see Levinas), to a very different politics (see

have a nice weekend


On 21-Oct-06, at 6:35 AM, bb wrote:

Agradezca le, Nacho, por el texto excelente en español e inglés que
ayude a un principiante como entiende español en contexto. En el
momento que puedo contribuir solamente con el uso de las traducciones
en línea, que entiendo para ser particularmente malo.

Thank you, Nacho, for the excellent text in both spanish and english
that helps a novice like me understand Spanish in context. At the
moment I can only contribute through the use of online translations,
which I understand to be particularly bad.

Picking up on the dialectical thread at Anna's comment, "Instead,
dialectical thinking presupposes that there is always a next step,
and a new height, however 'full' one's thinking is", I wonder if this
train of thought leads to some kinds of thinking as more advanced
than others, and (lessons from Luria) if some cultures (or
individuals) never reach these more advanced forms of thinking, they
will be considered to be primitive or inferior?

¿Escogiendo para arriba en el hilo de rosca dialéctico en el
comentario de Ana, "en lugar de otro, el pensamiento dialéctico
presupone que hay siempre un paso siguiente, y una nueva altura, no
obstante ' lleno ' es su pensamiento", me pregunto si este tren del
pensamiento conduce a algunas clases de pensamiento como más avanzado
que otros, y (las lecciones de Luria) si algunas culturas (o los
individuos) nunca alcanzan estas formas más avanzadas de pensamiento,
los considerarán ser primitivos o inferiores?
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