Table of contents for Broken hegemonies / by Reiner Schčurmann ; translated by Reginald Lilly.

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  Translator's Remarks xiii

  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
  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

  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 685


Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Knowledge, Theory of, Phenomenology, Norm (Philosophy)Philosophy History