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A Trace of Sincerity Left by Words. Shedding light on the difference between what one says and saying itself in late Levinas

(Original title: Stopa upřímnosti slov. Pokus o přiblížení rozdílu mezi tím, co říkám a říkáním samým u pozdního Levinase)
Filozofia, 68 (2013), Mimoriadne číslo 1: Interiorita, exteriorita, responzivita, 16-24.
Type of work: I. Phenomenological Interpretations
Publication language: Czech

This paper is nothing more than a digression in the process of ethical signifying, an infinite movement, which precedes diachronically every attempt to give an account of it and interrupts the sense which the author believes he is putting in words. Then the investigations presented here can be interpreted as different modalities of the Un- saying (Dédire in French) of the Said (Dit) which consists in putting in evidence the exception of the excluded third (neither Said nor Saying) – our only access to the Saying. To thematise the “before” of the ethical signifying is impossible without thematising the “after” of the ontological signifying, which is always already interrupted by the “after the after,” i.e. the alternation of sense etc.


Alternation, Arts, Ethics, Language, Literature, Non-sense, Signifying

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