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Meeting PlaceThe Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence$
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Paul Carter

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816685363

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.001.0001

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I Read Marx (I Don’t)

I Read Marx (I Don’t)

(p.141) I Read Marx (I Don’t)
Meeting Place

Paul Carter

University of Minnesota Press

Pothos is an expression of Eros, and in this chapter both deifications of desire are subjected to critical scrutiny. The platonic characterization of them is questioned and an alternative genealogy offered, one that reconnects their vitality to the natural world and the interfusing of its essential elements. Here Chaos elides with life-giving pneuma – a connection that confirms the creative connection between breathing and the articulation of the world of things (see Echo Location above). The new public space that emerges from this revision might be something like the old ‘common place.’

Keywords:   Eros, Encounter, Public space, Choreography, The common place, Giacometti, Discourse, performance

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