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not even a question of reading

reading, caesura during
(looking up, sideways, inverted)
5 March 2017

“These would-be thoughts are the emblems of ‘the practice of everyday life,’ the verbal blazons of union, permissible only if not taken to be thoughts. They are indices of an order of existence... of which we are not held to produce a concept. For this order there is no terra incognita on our map of Being...”

Maurice Merleau-Ponty, “Eye and Mind” (“L’oeil et l’esprit,” 1964)
in Galen A. Johnson, ed., The Merleau-Ponty Aesthetics Reader : Philosophy and Painting (1993): 137

via Fernando Zalamea his Synthetic Philosophy of Contemporary Mathematics (2012) : 151,
wherein —

“In fact, it is not even a question of ‘reading’ in Grothendieck, but rather a listening. An articulation between images, intuition and ear as opposed to other merely formal manipulations of language, seems to be fundamental to him.“

6 March 2017

caesura; hiatus; listening; mathematics; notes
Alexandre Grothendieck; Maurice Merleau-Ponty; Fernando Zalamea