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By W. T. Stace

The traditional Greek philosophers have performed a pivotal position within the shaping of the western philosophical culture. This ebook surveys the seminal works and concepts of key figures within the historical Greek philosophical culture from the Presocratics to the Neoplatonists. It highlights their major philosophical issues and the evolution of their idea from the 6th century BCE to the 6th century CE.

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The question is a complex one, but a path to its answer is indicated in the tensions internal to my earlier extended quotation from Lacoue-Labarthe (see the excerpt associated with n. 10, above). There, his choice of the term ‘‘necessary representation’’ to explain his description of the subject is offered as denial of an alternative possibility: that he might be describing presentation of the subject. An intriguing space is opened here between the concepts of ‘‘presentation’’ and ‘‘necessary representation,’’ a space that may be, however, no space at all.

What has occurred is the transformation of Bestellen, so that the essence of technology entails, by way of Be-stellen, a sense of Being as stance, stature, station—as in ‘‘Greek,’’ stasis or stele— 24 Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe ................. 10 The key issue here is the disappearance from view of the separate connotation corresponding to Dar-stellung. ’’ However, this consideration is made in terms of Herstellen only, as if Herstellen now uniquely represents stellen. Lacoue-Labarthe says that here ‘‘the Herstellen / Darstellung couple immediately breaks apart to the benefit of Herstellen alone.

I am plainly drawing here upon the formal intentionality of representational experience. Though this is not the final or most significant dimension of experience as such, it is one that always corresponds to a return of the subject, concurrent with every manifestation of its loss. This return is persistent: in later chapters, I shall show that even when the subject thus delivered is deconstructed, avatars of this return persist, if only to be subverted themselves. Where does the story end? ’’ That exploration, however, will come later.

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