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Unformatted text preview: blackness. Rather, blackness needs to be understood as operating at the nexus of the
social and the ontological, the historical and the essential. Indeed, as the ontological is moving within the corrosive increase that the ontic
instantiates, it must be understood that what is now meant by ontological requires special elucidation. What is inadequate to blackness is already
given ontologies. The lived experienced of blackness is, among other things, a constant demand for an ontology of
disorder, an ontology of dehiscence, a para-ontology whose comportment will have been (toward) the ontic or
existential field of things and events. That ontology will have had to have operated as a general critique of
calculation even as it gathers diaspora as an open set—or as an openness disruptive of the very idea of set—of
accumulative and unaccumulable differences, differings, departures without origin, leavings that continually defy
the natal occasion in general even as they constantly bespeak the previous . This is a Nathaniel Mackey formulation whose full
implications will have never been fully explorable.12 What Fanon's pathontological refusal of blackness leaves unclaimed is an irrem...
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