After the End of the World

There are at least two ways of being after something.  After can be a matter of subsequence (like tomorrow is after today), and it can also be a matter of seeking something or trailing along behind it (like a predator goes after prey).  Being after is a lot like following something: tomorrow follows today, aContinue reading “After the End of the World”

For 2012: Hegel and a New World to Come

Close to what, for some, is a date inscribed with an apocalyptic script, I’m reminded of Derrida’s comment that we will never be done reading and rereading Hegel. “Besides, it is not difficult to see that ours is a birth-time and a period of transition to a new era. Spirit has broken with the world itContinue reading “For 2012: Hegel and a New World to Come”