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Miłosz Markiewicz

Return to Darkness

     The essay attempts to consider the relation between light and darkness. During the analysis of biblical Genesis, author points the original nature of darkness, and suggests that light is a strength of the secondary character. The author seeks a confirmation of his theses in Nietzsche's and Plato's philosophy. The power of light is to create images in our eyes. Human believes in those images and creates patterns, stereotypes and opposites upon them. Image has become the cause of existing divisions in the world. Author asks whether we are capable of returning to darkness and 'staying with the trouble' (Haraway). The gesture of closing eyes may help us to clean our gaze and retrain us in looking. Light separates us from the world, and darkness absorbs and merges everything and every being. This observation leads to New Materialist perspective, which can help us in learning the new ethics, based upon rules of darkness instead of light.

 

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