I Took A Levitra And Studied
It's the worst thing you can do for your love life (aside from drink-and-dial).
Now I know that what I desire is wrong. It's all so clear now. Women are not just disposable parts of the male sexual economy. Eroticisms of voluptuosity are inauthentic face-to-face [doggie is a verboten because it is so animalistic] relationships that tarnish the purity of erotic love. (B.C. Hutchence, Levinas: A Guide for the Perplexed)
But I'm not content with such an insight. I want to go deeper. I want to get into French-Belgium feminist Luce Irgaray who opposes the view that the female is "brought into a world not her own so that the male lover may enjoy himself and gain strength for his voyage toward an autistic transcendence."
I completely followed that sentence until running smack into the word "autistic." I thought that meant retarded and I don't know what retarded transcendence means unless it is hot sex with someone whose IQ is below 80.
Irigaray argues that Levinas "knows nothing of communion in pleasure" where there's "immediate ecstasy" between lovers.
Me neither, Emmanuel.
Emmanuel Levinas -- does he allow for the erotic?
According to Irigaray: "Although [Levinas] takes pleasure in caressing, he abandons the feminine other, leaves her to sink, in particular into the darkness of a psuedoanimality, in order to return to his responsibility in a world of men-amonst-themselves."
Levinas argues that there are two types of erotic relationships. There's the atheistic kind where the partners mutually satisfy their selfish desires. Such eroticism is merely the play of self-interested carnality, and we wouldn't want that.
Female erotic nudity is but an "inverted signification," a "clarity converted into ardor and night." Wouldn't want that either.
The women reveals her nudity to hide her feminity.
"One plays with the Other as with a young animal."
Because I can't figure out the meaning other type of erotic relationship according to Levinas, I'll probably never taste it.
From now on, when I study philosophers on love, I'm sticking to Air
Their motto is: "Where "two" is greater than "three"!"
As Dennis Prager notes, depth is inversely proportionate to the number of people in the conversation.
This is pretentious: "working toward effecting the ethical..."
"As new generations of young scholars continue..." If they are new generations, then they will be young. "Continue" is a lame verb.
This whole sentence sucks: "As new generations of young scholars continue to comment on Levinas' insights and develop the work of his translators and exegetes, the need for a broad society aimed at coordinating the important work occurring throughout the Americas is clearly evident."
"prolific interest..." Prolific is not the right word to modify interest.
"The multiple purposes..." Of course "purposes" are multiple...
"(1) to assemble an organizational structure for the purposes of coordinating society activities;" Such crap writing.
"face to face with one another..." Of course it will be "with one another" in that context. Superflous.
"mutually edifying and social atmosphere..." Sounds like a circle jerk.
Chaim Amalek writes: "I think the Levinas Society is a joke. The announcement reads like a parody of academic gobbledygook. You should cut and paste it, use it for something."
If the Levinas Society website is not a joke, but rather a message shaped for its audience, what does that tell you about the audience?
Based on the pioneering work of Frankfort School Dielectician Yonah Shimmel.
Scholars across the disciplines are pleased to announce the formation of The Levitras Society. Inspired by Lithuanian-born philosopher and Talmudic commentator Yonah Shimmel (1906-1995) and contemporary Levitras scholarship, we propose developing a formal society to coordinate and enhance critical work and collaboration across the pornographic disciplines. The goal of this society is to facilitate a broad and dynamic community of persons working toward effecting the ethical in political, feminist, religious, critical, literary, pedagogical and philosophical realms.
An Orthodox friend writes me June 11, 2006: