“For if I am confounded by you, then you are already of me, and I am nowhere without you. I cannot muster the “we” except by finding the way in which I am tied to “you”, by trying to translate but finding my own language must break up and yield if I am to know you. You are what I gain through this disorientation and loss. This is how the human comes into being, again...
“In other words, good academic teaching should be deictic, rather than interpretative and solution-oriented. But how will such a deictic teaching style not end in silence and, worse perhaps, in a quasi-mythical contemplation and admiration of so much complexity? For an analogy that helps to clarify this point, we can turn to the - emphatic - new concept of “reading” that probably...