The normal role of philosophy
What if there is no normal role? What if it is only exceptions themselves that retroactively create the illusion of the “norm” they allegedly violate? What if not only, in philosophy, is exception the rule, but also philosophy – the need for authentic philosophical thoughts – arises precisely in those moments when (other) parts-constituents of the social edifice cannot play their “proper” role? What if the “proper” space for philosophy consists of these very gaps and interstices opened up by the “pathological” displacement in the “social edifice”?
“Conversations with Žižek – Slavoj Žižek and Glyn Daly”