Volume 16, Issue 2, 2004
Ontology, Onto-Mythology, and the Imaginary-Nothing
In Du principe, Stanislas Breton offers an account of his own metaphysics. In Etre, Monde, Imaginaire, one finds significant indications of an ontology woven into a cosmology. Specifically, the latter book examines the relation between being and world. This task calls for an exegesis of being that is attentive to the powers by which it becomes manifest as world. Such an exegesis, moreover, must apply itself especially to the fundamentally relational character of speech and gaze. Beneath the being as power of position and assertion, Breton catches sight of being as the gratuity by which all such power becomes possible.