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Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism (pp. 75-111) 1. Rethinking the One as “for all” (76) a. The count as one addresses everyone (pm) b. Not the One of law that addresses a particularity—something complete in itself and excluding others—therefore not infinite in its address c. Nondenumerable, impredicable, uncontrollable→infinite d. The universal One = infinite void? (pm) 2. Grace comes without being due (77) a. Founds subject b. Unwaged subjectivity—gift 3. Multiple in excess of itself—not as part of a set (not recognized by State) (78) 4. Sin = automatism of desire (object fixed by law) (79) a. What Lacan calls Demand? (pm) 5. Law (death) a. prohibits the infinite (81-82) b. constitutes subject as powerlessness of thought (83) 6. Salvation = thought in the power of doing (84) a. Active thought through grace (the event) (84-85) 7. Universal address of truth = nonliteral law = life (87) a. Universal address of relation to self (resurrection?) (90) b. No truth is ever solitary (Ibid.)
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Unformatted text preview: 8. Love = life and pleasure of truth (91) a. The labor of truth (91-92) 9. Hope = perseverance and patience (93) a. Subjective, not objective victory (95) b. Victory of the universal, not punishment of the wicked (forget Hell) (96) 10. Unaddressed discourse (mysticism) = at odds with common sense (98) a. Universality of truth addresses common sense, opinions, ordinary language b. The genericity of truth can only be deployed through a traversal of common sense i. My reading: generic truth is trans-common-sense, the instance of transition and transformation in the logic of a situation (pm) 1. Break from communitarian situation in order to transform it 2. Common sense = Tower of Babel (110) c. Difference (including sexual) must be testified to as condition of singularity (indifference) (105) 11. Paul as theoretician of universal (108) 12. Universal = immanent exception (111)...
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This note was uploaded on 10/30/2008 for the course ENGL 3084 taught by Professor Mcgee during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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