Absence is the center of all things

“Experience seems very similar to science and art, but actually it is through experience that men acquire science and art; for as Polus rightly says, “experience produces art, but inexperience chance.””

Even though Aristotle is in captivity, he blames it on Polus. Thus art became the opposite of chance. Both are connected through experience or the lack thereof. This argument slipped through the course history and remained self-evident to all, even though we are no longer aware that Aristotle put it there.

It is the truth, but we have to follow it through to end: The way to inexperience is through chance. This is a remarkable opening to get rid of the giant on our shoulder and see it as the elephant in room: absence is the progenitor of chance. The restrictions are on art and experience, not on inexperience and chance.

As we saw, sight and thought are connected, so are inexperience and chance. Aristotle, now unbound, provides an exit for the European Subject to escape the treadmill, the machinery of Dialectics: through the mantel of the Dark Ages in Scholastic Park he covers us like Houdini, the Freemason, and when the mantel is lifted again, the European Subject has vanished into thin air.

The construction of the human subject is only possible through chance, the subtraction of art and experience. In other words: Absence is the center of all things, an argument so self-evident to physicists today, like black holes at the center of galaxies.

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