[Another six from On Existence, Time, and Space, Kharms adapted by Anon]

The Obstacle

The Différance after M


7. I shall depict the first part as this and the second part as that; I shall depict the transition from this part to that part as neither this nor that.

8. I shall depict neither this nor that as “the obstacle.”

9. Ergo, at bottom, existence is founded upon three elements: this, the obstacle, and that.

10. I shall depict non-existence as nil or one. It follows that I must depict existence by the number three.

11. Ergo, by breaking a singular void in two parts, I arrive at a trinity of existence.

12. So then, a singular void, upon encountering one or another obstacle, splits into parts that make up a trinity of existence.




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[Allowing for différance — to differ and to defer — this being six parts of sixty to come, adapted from various source languages by Anon.]


1. A world that is not cannot be said to exist, because it is not.

2. A world that consists of a uniform thing, homogeneous and continuous, cannot be said to exist, because such a world would have no parts, and without parts there can be no whole.

3. A world that exists must be heterogeneous and consist of parts.

4. Any two parts will always differ — because one part must be this one, and the other must be that one.

5. Should this one alone exist, then that one cannot exist, for, as has been stated, this one alone exists. But this one alone cannot exist, because for such a one to exist, it must be heterogeneous and consist of parts. And if it consists of parts that means that this one and that one exist.

6. Should this part and that part exist, this means that not this one and not that one exist, because if not this one and not that one do not exist, then this part and that part would be uniform, that is, homogeneous and continuous, and therefore could not exist.


[More parts to come.]




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