Of the Gift That Comes to Thinking

Of the Gift That Comes to Thinking Of the Gift That Comes to Thinking MIGUEL DE BEISTEGUI University of Warwick What, finally, today, of thinking? What would most give to think, in our time which gives to think, is that we are not yet thinking. Thinking, then, would not be foreign to the gift. It would not be foreign to its own absence, therefore. Indeed, what would be most worthy of being thought, that which would be best thought and which would constitute the task proper to thinking, the task in which thinking would find its propriety or its essence, would be bound to the "not yet," to the absence of thinking, to the impossibility of its presence. The gift of and for thinking would be that of a thinking yet to come, of a time never identical to itself. This is no invitation, however, simply to wait for this thinking to come: the not yet of thinking would precisely be bound to the urgency of an epoch. Finally, our entire epoch would offer nothing more to thinking than its impossibility; it would exhaust itself, as epoch, in the gift of this absence. To think this absence, to think the gift from which this absence http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

Of the Gift That Comes to Thinking

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Brill
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© 1994 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0085-5553
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1569-1640
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10.1163/156916494X00078
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Of the Gift That Comes to Thinking MIGUEL DE BEISTEGUI University of Warwick What, finally, today, of thinking? What would most give to think, in our time which gives to think, is that we are not yet thinking. Thinking, then, would not be foreign to the gift. It would not be foreign to its own absence, therefore. Indeed, what would be most worthy of being thought, that which would be best thought and which would constitute the task proper to thinking, the task in which thinking would find its propriety or its essence, would be bound to the "not yet," to the absence of thinking, to the impossibility of its presence. The gift of and for thinking would be that of a thinking yet to come, of a time never identical to itself. This is no invitation, however, simply to wait for this thinking to come: the not yet of thinking would precisely be bound to the urgency of an epoch. Finally, our entire epoch would offer nothing more to thinking than its impossibility; it would exhaust itself, as epoch, in the gift of this absence. To think this absence, to think the gift from which this absence

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Research in PhenomenologyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1994

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