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THE END OF THE GENEALOGICAL PRINCIPLE

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message 1: by Héctor (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:30AM) (new)

Héctor As somebody erased (or not) “The operable man” of Peter Sloterdijk, I add fragments of another text. Enjoy the reading!!

"… the man is the animal that cannot go away. What we called the man is, in truth, the form of aporética life, without exit. He is the being whom it has to do something with himself to support his lack of exit. The same humanization is only intelligible like the exit that the animal without exit procures itself in his fled forwards. In that, they are the men, of head on the feet, creatures of the fled one forwards, piston rods of the metaphor, the metamorphosis. On as much, to find an exit, they insist on all type of efforts to be others, maintain in march the history of the species like work to come out ahead. Perhaps it was made well in reading the kafkians reasons like one delayed Jewish retort to the truths of the Greek tragedy. Here like there, the situation of the men is recognized like whom it worsens by means of the dilemma, aporía, the captivity in necessities and loyalties that are excluded mutually and that, even so, have to share the space. If to exist it means to fall in the trap, also it means to inhabit the trap like world. The development of the species obeys, in fact, to a principle of the progress in the conscience of the impossibility to escape. If we supervised the process of the civilization from its modern result, this one cause the impression that the siege of the man by the man arrives, little by little, to a systematic closing. From the beginning of the advanced cultures, is the process of the species, of increasing way, like history of the site of the man by the man. The Marxist thesis of which all history is the one of the fight of classes, loses their false insistence as soon as we make the consideration of that “fight of classes” is not, perhaps, more than a provisional title for a fundamental transition: for the movements of siege of complex hierarchic societies in which the calls dominant classes declare the state of siege on the dominated ones. From the visible closing of that process, the evolution is illuminated today to date. Ever since the men became sedentary in the “neolithic revolution”, there has been no great event that was comparable in reach with which it is on the verge of taking place before our eyes like fact more and more completed" (it continues down).


message 2: by Héctor (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:30AM) (new)

Héctor (Second Part) "In the neolithic one, self-siege of the man prevailed who is itself forced the resistance in a territory, from then, sacred and damn. In the measurement in which the human life becomes “native”, it falls under the terror of a new logic. The obsession by the concept of genealogy, the kinship and the property prevails. From there, the history of the ideas of the humanity resembles, largely, to an inventory of systems of obsessions. The inevitable consequence of self-siege early native was the linking of the man to the galley of the origin and the origin; in her, the principles take the rudder from the genealogical thought - in first place, the original axiom of which must have principles, monarchs logical, with its supremacy on the secondary things, vassals, logical also, tie with causality and repayment, genealogical line and karmic chain, impossibility to separate the past of and deads, superiority of the kinship and the territoriality on the affection and the freedom of movement. If it were wanted to characterize the way to be of the traditional societies with a fundamental characteristic, this one would be in the submission of all alive word to the dead: the testament. The process started up with the neolithic revolution advanced with implacable fertility towards a society of advanced culture classes that, until the beginning of the modern era, could subsist under a species of self-centrism or siege in itself in the different continents. As of 1492, the European expansions inaugurate the era of the globalization. Half millenium after the trip of Columbus, we glimpsed to where it could take direct self-siege strategic, informative and demographic of the humanity on planetary scale. For the first time, to the rhetorical singular “the humanity” corresponds real, although tendencialy also extremely disquieting a state to him of things. What it seems to prevail in the deepest structure of the process of the civilization finishes, neither the more nor the less, in which the present humanity, like minimum in its fraction the more highly modernized, completely leaves behind himself the universal era dominated by the genealogical principle. Between enormous crises, it is touching the way to a way to be synchronous where the alive contemporary foreigners on the Earth become more important for which the own dead ancestors and, until now, lenders of identity. To where will lead to the men the presence of a humanity horizontally reticled, in a made synchrony on planetary scale, that is something that nobody can foretell nor with the greater anthropological fantasy.

PETER SLOTERDIJK, Extrañamiento del mundo. Ed. Pretextos, 1998.


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