While reading Seth Benardete’s essay Socrates and Plato: The Dialectics of Eros I stumbled across the most fantastic quote. Quote: “…negation is always the other of the other (Sophist 258a4-5). Philosophy therefore tends to become conspicuous at the boundaries of things, where it binds together what seems to be apart and separates what seems to be together.” Someday soon I hope to formulate some thoughts on Being, inside/outside, and philosophy being “on the line”. Perhaps while discussing the quid sit of securitas? Securitas is a freedom from anxiety – freedom from angst – or composure. It is also the name of a minor Roman Goddess or personified as the “tutelary goddess of the Roman state”. Security and Political Theology always, always, go hand in hand. To wit: ti esti nomos?
p.s. Confer Saint Jerome’s translation of Maccabees 11:30
p.p.s. Blushing is the surface that reveals the heart of things.
p.p.p.s. Is philosophy the seaming of seemingness?