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20._Saint_Paul_1 - ii Charity = love(subject’s militant...

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Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism (pp. 1-39) 1. Resurrection as fable (1) a. Every truth presupposes that the event is real, not a fable. But absolute proof is never possible (pm). b. Truth lies in the declaration of a subject (truth constitutes the subject). (2) 2. Universal a. Subtraction of predications, identities = singularity = universal (pm→see 11, 13)) b. Conditions: subject without identity, law without support (Ibid.) c. Not “identitarian verification” (9) i. “identitarian or minoritarian logic” = culture of group (12) d. Identities and the market (11) 3. Truth procedure (11) 4. Truth as universal singularity (14-15) a. Evental i. No law of truth ii. No preconstituted subset (nation or group) for it b. Subjective (declaration) c. Requires fidelity i. Faith = conviction (subject’s declaration)
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Unformatted text preview: ii. Charity = love (subject’s militant address) iii. Hope = subjective certainty (about the future of the completed truth procedure) 1. Certainty ≠ absolute knowledge d. Distance from the State and public opinion 5. Two events: the birth of Paul’s faith on the road to Damascus resurrects the resurrection (pm→see 17-18) 6. Event depends on site in its being but is independent in its truth effects (23) a. Evental declaration = principle of life against the law (death) and wisdom (reason) (27-28) 7. Paul as antiphilosopher (produces neither system nor treatise) (31) 8. Pasolini’s revolutionary Paul (37) a. Militant as saint (38) b. Against political party (Ibid.) c. The necessity and destructiveness of priesthood and Church (39)...
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