Inexhaustibility at the outset: Notes on Hamacher and philology

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Conference Proceeding
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Philosophy Today, 2017, 61 (4), pp. 995 - 1004
Issue Date:
2017-09-01
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© 2017. This paper pursues the way the terms exhaustion and inexhaustibility play a central role in Werner Hamacher's critical encounter with philosophy. The argument is developed via an engagement with aspects of Hamacher's interpretation of Friedrich Schlegel's Fragments. The limitations of Hamacher's own position become an opening. What is opened up is the possibility of philosophy having become exhausted as a result of its identification with calculation and instrumentality.
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