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Recovering Anoriginal Relationality

Recovering Anoriginal Relationality 1The encounter with two leading thinkers was an honor.1 What it provided at the time was a possibility. This written response will be an attempt to further what has been made possible and to provide a form of context. What endures in the end is the need for forms of clarification. Opportunities such as these are rare. Both Cutrofello and Schmidt, in different ways, in focusing on the presence of figures central to the project of Towards a Relational Ontology: Philosophy’s Other Possibility, in particular the figure of Niobe, continue to center on a set of overlapping issues.2 At stake within them was the status of relationality. Schmidt’s suggestion that there was an absolutization of the relational has its correlate in Cutrofello’s interpretation of the anoriginal as antinomic. Equally, Schmidt dramatizes the problem of singularity in a way that is consistent with his own important project. The latter involves working as much within a space opened by Heidegger on “Jemeinigkeit,” as it does in pursuing a philosophical project in which death is taken to be the singular delimitation of finitude. That specific thinking of death is then given the task of underwriting a critical engagement with, and thus the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

Recovering Anoriginal Relationality

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 47 (2): 12 – Jun 14, 2017

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0085-5553
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1569-1640
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10.1163/15691640-12341370
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Abstract

1The encounter with two leading thinkers was an honor.1 What it provided at the time was a possibility. This written response will be an attempt to further what has been made possible and to provide a form of context. What endures in the end is the need for forms of clarification. Opportunities such as these are rare. Both Cutrofello and Schmidt, in different ways, in focusing on the presence of figures central to the project of Towards a Relational Ontology: Philosophy’s Other Possibility, in particular the figure of Niobe, continue to center on a set of overlapping issues.2 At stake within them was the status of relationality. Schmidt’s suggestion that there was an absolutization of the relational has its correlate in Cutrofello’s interpretation of the anoriginal as antinomic. Equally, Schmidt dramatizes the problem of singularity in a way that is consistent with his own important project. The latter involves working as much within a space opened by Heidegger on “Jemeinigkeit,” as it does in pursuing a philosophical project in which death is taken to be the singular delimitation of finitude. That specific thinking of death is then given the task of underwriting a critical engagement with, and thus the

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Research in PhenomenologyBrill

Published: Jun 14, 2017

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