Wednesday, October 20, 2004
genealogical note on my project's beginning
Recently, I fell victim to an overwhelming need to go through all seven years of my postings on Habermas (to both the Spoon Collectivenow deadand to the Yahoo! group) in order to synthesize my views, not so much for a sense of integrated perspective on Habermas, but for an integrated sense of Gary as that dialogue role or discursant relativized to Habermasian issuesmy own perspective relative to that extended dialogue with others on Habermas. In other words: to clarify that discursive dialogue role apart from and with Habermas (defending him) as a singular identitythe apart-and-with as integrated conceptual designrelative to those themes, views, responses to others, and influence by others.
I can do that!: a conceptual synthesis of a seven-year dialogue.
In the swim of it now, its a very instructive experience: facing the reality of myself as textual other over seven years, for I hadnt much looked at any postings beyond the week or so of each, relative to response to others (and many I never saw again after posting). There are hundreds of pages (not counting any of the short responses!) to organize thematically before really beginning the Habermas project, in order to formulate the post(??)-Habermasian discursive stancethat I earlier so felt had already resulted.
This is to be about writing after Jürgen Habermas in my own way; on individualism, the ends of historywhatevers on my mind: leading current events; who needs theory; the nature of discursive inquiry; taking lifeworldliness to heart; evolving as such; social evolution; conceptuality as such; narratibility; comity; bipartisanship; Habermass conceptual architecture (his philosophical hermeneutic); modernizationand tens of other things, for starters.
-- 11:12 PM