Philosophy Today


published on March 24, 2022

Natan ElgabsiOrcid-ID

Reading the Inscriptions of Our Lifeworld
Transgenerational Existence and the Metaphysics of the Grave

This existential phenomenological exploration concerns how writing is not the mere tool for communication and commemoration, or the supplementary image of a memory, but is closely connected to the phenomenon of the grave. The exploration aims to show a transgenerational mode of human existence and moral life, by considering how the becoming of a historical, which is to say a transgenerational subject through the features that writing and the grave together lets us capture, is also importantly bound to the becoming of a moral subject, or an “I,” in relation to the passed away other.