The concept ‘Both, and yet Neither’ means a thing and its opposite are not contradictions, but rather superpositions.
This chapter explores death as the creative ocean of the unconscious, which is not ‘outside’ of life, but rather at its very heart.
Hybrid identity, like Korean-American, provides a window through the “self” via the hyphen. This parallax gap reveals the unspeakable qualities of our lived experience as always already existing outside of taxonomy.
Truth, as Badiou defines it, is the decision to be true to the unknown, and to have the fidelity to bring that unknown to fruition in the world. Truth thus brings each moment a little closer in touch with the infinite. Truth is a constant becoming.
Selves exist, but they are virtual. Non-self exists, and it is actual. Both, however, are completely real.
“Trust the possibility of bringing forth the impossible.” This must be our affirmation if we are to access the Real. To become subjects of Truth, we must dedicate ourselves to making the impossible possible.
Why do we explore? Perhaps it is because space affects us: the hadal depths of the ocean cut trenches into our curiosity, and the distant reaches of the universe beckon with constellations of desire. More than just a search for unknown facts, humans explore new spaces to experience the unknown as such.