The Proximity of Light: a deconstruction of space

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Based on Newton's text, cited and recited in a common discourse, a specific and appropriated picture of the ontological structure of classical physics is presented. Another voice, separate and proximate, interrupts this discourse, scintillating language and resonating metaphor. Tropes and figures push from a classical ontology embedded in reciprocal duality towards a promised Otherwise within an irreducibly threefold relatedness. Drawing from Emmanuel Levinas' critique of ontology, the paper intimates the rupture of spatiality in the proximity of light—a deconstruction of the entrenched notion of spatiality in the movement from a geometry of being (ontology) to a grammar of signifyingness (ethics). Drawing from Einstein's physics, the paper intimates a specific way in which generality is manifested in subjective relativism through the absolute nature of the trace.
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