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Title: Fracture et suture
Subtitle: Habiter la langue
Author(s): PAYOT, Daniel
Journal: Etudes phénoménologiques - Phenomenological Studies
Volume: 6    Date: 2022   
Pages: 1-25
DOI: 10.2143/EPH.6.0.3289790

Abstract :
Three hypotheses motivate the following developments: 1. the act of dwelling is not only a matter of space, but also of time and, more importantly, it is a fact of language; 2. Language is the place of an unsurpassable antinomy insofar as it is both fracture and suture, communication and separation, economy and unconditionality, explicit and inexpressible; 3. It is only by assuming these antinomies that one can reveal how dwelling opens the possibility for an experience of hospitality. These hypotheses are supported by a succession of readings of a text by Paul Ricoeur entitled 'Architecture et narrativité', by excerpts of Franz Rosenzweig on language as analyzed by Gérard Bensussan, by some considerations of Emmanuel Levinas on 'Dire' and 'Dit' and by Jacques Derrida’s thoughts on hospitality.

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