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Title: 'The Art of Writing Posthumous Papers'. Kierkegaard and the Spectral Audience
Author: Valls Boix, Juan Evaristo
Keywords: Autoria
Alteritat (Filosofia)
Alterity (Philosophy)
Kierkegaard, Søren, 1813-1855
Issue Date: 30-Jun-2017
Publisher: Uniwersytet Warszawski
Abstract: The aim of this article is to develop a postmetaphysical conception of reading by following Kierkegaard's Either/Or Part I (1843) through such Derridian concepts as secret, hospitality, and spectrality. The work focuses on the three essays addressed to the Symparanekromenoi ('the community of the dead'), a fellowship neither young nor old with an aphoristic way of life (2010b: 137-225) that can be understood as a figure of alterity. Special attention is paid to paratextual features of the book: the texts are actually presented as old papers found in a secretary desk by a pseudonymous editor ('Victor Eremita'), which suggests that every text is a posthumous paper, that is to say, it will always be read after the death of its author. Instead of finding a solid author who holds the semantic weight of the text, these papers are based in a blank of sense, a specter, a secret: if they are sustained on its author, then they are sustained in a mystery, not in a sort of revelation of meaning.
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It is part of: Avant, 2017, vol. VIII, num. 2, p. 51-62
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ISSN: 2082-6710
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