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By Zhuangzi, A. C. Graham

Author note: Translated by means of A. C. Graham

The internal Chapters are the oldest items of the bigger selection of writings by way of a number of fourth, 3rd, and moment century B.C. authors that represent the vintage of Taoism, the Chuang-Tzu (or Zhuangzi). it's this center of historical writings that's ascribed to Chuang-Tzu himself.

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To return one more time to Blanchot's reference to Vincent van Gogh's saying that he is attached to the Earth, Apollo is thus a god who from the start is also constitutionally detached from the earth. "43 Now, it is important to point out that this somewhat unolympian god, who is at the same time the Greek god par excellence, also spent most of his life on earth and among men (paradoxicaIly, it may be precisely his birth on the floating island without attachment to the earth that made it possible for him to dwell on the earth, with a lower case e).

13 Deleuze reinterprets this expression by placing the emphasis on "flight" and makes fleeing (and betrayal) a positive, creative activity. "14 In other words, deterritorialization consists in tracing a line of abstraction that, ultimately, has "an extreme of abstraction" in which the earth is liberated from aIl its established determinations as its goal. 15 Now, sin ce there are aIl sorts of territories to leave and from which to abstract, there are as many senses of deterritorialization in D&G.

Now, as "the archegetous god: at once the Supreme Leader, Ancestor and Founder" who, from the pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, that is, the navel (omphalos) of the world, dominates the entirety of the foundational activities, Apollo is the model for the human, or psycho-social type, of the founder of colonies. Since Apollo is "the archegetous God" and none other than the "celestial" or "imperial Stranger" (86) invoked by D&G when speaking about the vertical development from on high of the City as a State, a remark about this Greek god par excellence may be warranted.

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