An anomalogy

Maybe this is true:

Levinas :: Buber ::: Deleuze :: Whitehead

If :: is the symbol of an analogy, ::: should be the symbol for an anomalogy. Ideally ::: would be arranged as a little hexagon made of 6 dots, to indicate that the system of analogies can crisscross at strange grid-defying angles.

Levinas :: Buber Deleuze :: Whitehead



Speaking of Levinas, I consider Levinas one of my greatest philosophical frenemies, with the highest amplitude of love-hate oscillation of anyone I’ve read.

Years past, Susan has made me stop reading him because he makes me crabby. His ideas are beautiful, but they contain toxic levels of resentiment.


The best thing about Totality and Infinity is its title.



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