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Translator's Remarks xiii VOLUME ONE General Introduction 3 On Hegemonic Fantasms 6 From Difference to Differend 16 The Birth of the Law from the Denial of the Tragic 26 The Law of the One, of Nature, and of Consciousness 37 PART ONE: IN THE NAME OF THE ONE 49 The Greek Hegemonic Fantasm I. Its Institution: The One That Holds Together (Parmenides) 51 CHAPTER 1. Contradictories: Their Juxtaposition and Their Confusion 55 Two paths? 55 Only one path? 59 Or three paths? 65 CHAPTER 2. Contraries: The Ground for Obligation 71 The "symphysis" of thinking and being 74 The "synthesis" of the present and the absent 81 The "synechia" of contraries 89 CHAPTER 3. On Power and Forces: The Normative System 95 Legality and legitimacy 96 The logos, condition of laws 103 CHAPTER 4. Henology Turned against Itself? 110 CHAPTER 5. The Disparate: Narrative of a Journey 122 Narrating gathered singular things 122 Nomadic and eonic procedures 125 The henological differend: the phenomenalizing and singularizing one 131 II. Its Destitution: The One Turned against Itself (Plotinus) 137 Introduction 139 CHAPTER 6. The Temporalizing Event 143 The henological difference 145 The one as event 147 Originary time 151 Time as bad eternity 153 Being as time 156 CHAPTER 7. The Singularizing Contretemps 161 On an insubordinate act that makes the law 164 From detachment to solitude 170 From stabilizing solitude to temporalizing audacity 179 The one, destituted by its agonic truth 186 PART TWO: IN THE NAME OF NATURE 189 The Latin Hegemonic Fantasm Introduction 191 Excursus: Xerxes punished by nature 195 I. Its Institution: The Principle of Telic Continuity (Cicero and Augustine) 201 CHAPTER 8. Concerning Singular Given Natures 205 On the nature that returns 206 On self-narrating natures 212 CHAPTER 9. On the Erratic Differend 222 On a normative singular that was 223 On a normative singular that will be 231 CHAPTER 10. On the Natural Double Bind: The Will Turned against Itself 240 Willing one's own as well as the common 244 Willing one's own as well as what is exogenous 249 On natural contre-temps: the law suffering singularizations 261 II. Its Destitution: the Double Bind of Principle and Origin (Meister Eckhart) 269 Introduction 271 CHAPTER 11. Nature, Principle of Subordinations 275 The rotation of elements 278 The rotation offorces 282 Thomas Aquinas: nerves on edge 291 CHAPTER 12. Feet on One's Neighbor's Head 298 The immediate communication of the law 299 A poietic law 301 The temporality of natural law 303 The instance of self-possession 304 From a pure place to proper places 307 Limitation, delimitation, illimitation 311 CHAPTER 13. Nature Denatured by the Origin 319 "Detaching oneself": against the appropriation of ends 320 "Re-imaging oneself": against the a priori imagination of order 324 "Piercing through": for absolute freedom 330 "Articulating oneself":for singularization 335 VOLUME TWO 341 Preface: Analytic of Ultimates and Topology of Broken Hegemonies 343 PART THREE: IN THE NAME OF CONSCIOUSNESS 351 The Modern Hegemonic Fantasm Introduction 353 Excursus: the consciousness of Ulysses 356 I. Its Institution: On the Consciousness That Determines (Kant with Luther) 365 A. THE REGIME OF PASSIVE CONSCIOUSNESS: 'AN OBEDIENT SPIRIT THAT LETS ITSELF BE BROKEN . . . 369 CHAPTER 1. The Identity of the "I" 371 Topography of speech 371 Being-for-consciousness 378 Consciousness through the word 384 The consciousness of a causality 390 The unity of receptive consciousness 398 CHAPTER 2. A Pathetic Differend 408 The time of the ego and the time of the self 412 Positing and letting-be 420 Perverse teleology 427 Normative consciousness broken 431 B. THE REGIME OF SPONTANEOUS CONSCIOUSNESS: "I, THE POSSESSOR OF THE WORLD" 445 Introduction 447 CHAPTER 3. The Torments of Autonomy 453 On pre-regional unification: the self reconsidered 454 On a pre-individual singularization: the ego reconsidered 469 CHAPTER 4. The Differend in Being-for-Consciousness 482 On givenness as position 486 The singular, limit of doing 487 The singular in consciousness 494 Time turned against itself 499 Recanting the denial 504 II. The Diremption: On Double Binds without a Common Noun (Heidegger) 511 Introduction: Proteus Alone Can Save Us Now 513 Riveted to a monstrous site 515 A "terrible warning" 522 Chapter 5. On the Historial Differend 529 On the late modern pathology: the self as other 529 Fantasms of the same: the integrative violence of the law 535 On the isomorphic: archic and anarchic 541 On the other that is being: what the diremption reveals 546 Chapter 6. What, the Deferred There? 553 On topology 553 "Now, in the transition toward the other beginning..." 562 Chapter 7. On the Discordance of Times 575 On the singularizing "momentary sites" 575 The "fissured" moment 582 The event of what? 589 Whither expropriation? 599 The singularization to come 609 Conclusion 621 On the conditions of evil: denying dispossession 621 On impossible normative simplicity 627 Notes 633 Index of Names 681 Index of Terms 685Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Knowledge, Theory of, Phenomenology, Norm (Philosophy)Philosophy History