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« There is a Danger that Anti-Racism is Fighting Yesterday’s Racism »: Robert Bernasconi in conversation with PWD

22 DECEMBER 2020

 

Robert Bernasconi speaks to PWD from his garden in Memphis.  Daniel J. Smith and the editorial team prepared the questions which range from the meaning of « western » in philosophy; racism and the philosophical canon; on the peculiar friendship of the philosophers; the racisms of Nietzsche and Heidegger; the future of metaphysics; and football. Bernasconi invites us to investigate the invention of «the Occident »  in the history of philosophy from the 18th century and he calls for a practice of reading today which remembers the texts of philosophy without idolatry.

Philosophy World Democracy

It will not be a world democracy, since it must be the people themselves who create themselves and arrange themselves. Rather, we affirm a democratic essence of the world: peopled by all the living and by all the conversing, wholly configured by their existence and by their words.

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