The New Subjective Body, #5– What is The New Subjective Body?

Yasujiro Ozu’s gravestone, bearing only the single character “mu”

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This essay will be published in six installments.

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V. What is The New Subjective Body?

The reversal or Gestalt shift that I just described juxtaposes, or rather, re-aligns, Being and Nothingness. It shows the Nothingness-in-Being.[i] But what is the effect of seeing the world with new eyes? And what consequences does it have for a new subjectivity that is outside the reach of existentialist and relativist nihilism?

NOTES

[i] Nishitani uses the terms “Life-sive-Death,” or “Fullness-sive-Emptiness,” often reversing the order to show their reciprocity.

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