'Only Slightly Does the Water Separate Us!’. On Flowing, the Vanishing Point, and Navigation Cover Image

„Trocha jen vody nás dělí!“ O ubíhání, úběžníku, o navigaci
'Only Slightly Does the Water Separate Us!’. On Flowing, the Vanishing Point, and Navigation

Author(s): Pavel Kordík
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Univerzita Karlova v Praze - Filozofická fakulta, Vydavatelství
Keywords: Narcissus; Prospero; Gilgamesh; speech; silence; attention; resonance; ondulation; identity; identification; heteronomy; Ovidius, Metamorphoses; Miloslav Kabeláč; Dino Buzzati; The Seven Messengers

Summary/Abstract: The topic of our deliberation is resonance as an issue of understanding ourselves and the world, — an understanding that is undoubtedly related to speech. Resonance, as an issue, opened by senses in the world; an issue opening for senses and in the world; resonance as a matter of senses, whose sensorium commune is the body: becoming of the body (the body-becoming), therefore always a question of identity and difference (identifying and identified, marking and marked, differentiating and differentiated). The subject of our deliberation is the undulation that shapes cannot be represented by the shape of the wave or by the sum of individual shapes of the waves (any confirmation, reassuring of My-self in a shape or by a shape is always seriously threatened by the disintegration of Me). So, if Eastern thought says “the shape is empty”, besides the philosopher of being and existence, besides the phenomenologist, besides the metaphysician, besides the philosopher of the body, besides the philosopher of significance, in our reflection we also recognize the philosopher of emptiness.

  • Issue Year: 15/2018
  • Issue No: 29
  • Page Range: 67-86
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Czech