From: aden@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Aden Evens)
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 1996 21:47:45 -0400
As I am planning to write a dissertation chapter on the connections between
D&G and Levinas, I feel as though I ought to have something to say in the
course of this recent thread. Actually, I have nothing, and even less now
that I am getting kicked out of my department, but never mind.
I think the notions of the face (L) and faciality (D&G) are quite
different. What seems the same about them, Phil? Whereas the face always
breaks its own form and appears from on high to command whoever looks upon
it, faciality, with its white walls and black holes, may trap those who
look upon it, but it does not command them. (I need to read that plateau
Also, the saying/said (L) distinction may compare fruitfully to the idea of
incorporeal transformations. After all, what the movement from saying to
said is precisely incorporeal, yet it makes all the difference.
I even have more idea buds, believe it or not, but am too distressed right now.