• Kas Saghafi University of Memphis


There are only apparitions. There have always only been apparitions.

Apparition names the complex and unstable coming to appear, the very arising or emergence of what appears and the thing's appearing. The eidos and the phantasm find their mutual source in the apparition of a phantasma.

The other [l'autre] never appears as such, it appears as an apparition: its appearance is in disappearing, it dis-appears in its appearance.

There will have been haunting-before life and before death.

Author Biography

Kas Saghafi, University of Memphis
Kas Saghafi is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Memphis. His research interests include contemporary Continental philosophy, philosophy and literature, aesthetics, and social/political philosophy.
How to Cite
Saghafi, Kas. 2008. “Apparitions”. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, no. 07 (December).
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