Institution and Passivity: Rethinking Embodiment and Social Practices in the Contemporary Debate

There are some thinkers who while not establishing a system of thought that is in itself conclusive or one that bears definite contours are nonetheless (or for that very reason)  capable of illuminating new paths, of opening up prolific lines of thought, and of offering  rhapsodic leads to their readers. One might say that such thinkers make this openness the very meaning of their oeuvre an oeuvre that is best seen as «an activity en route […] which opens a future» (Merleau-Ponty, Institution and Passivity. Course Notes from the Collège de France 1954-1955). Perhaps, these offerings of lines and paths can be thought of as the deposit of sense [read more]

Published: 2022-09-27