With this post Flora Sapio and I continue an experiment in collaborative dialogue. The object is to approach the issue of philosophical inquiry from another, and perhaps more fundamentally ancient, manner. We begin, with this post, to develop a philosophy for the individual that itself is grounded on the negation of the isolated self as a basis for thought, and for elaboration. This conversation, like many of its kind, will develop naturally, in fits and starts. Your participation is encouraged. For ease of reading Flora Sapio is identified as (FS), and Larry Catá Backer as (LCB).
Whose project is this, anyway? Does it serve an ends? Ought it?
(LCB) Flora, you are right to be suspicious of any project of liberation as a false project. Not because the object is false but because the contradiction inherent in a project of liberation. Indeed, any such project is an invitation to escape from one normative prison to another, and neither of the making of those whose object it is to engage in an escape from conceptual prisons into which they have been born, or placed, or into which they have entered.