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MUDIMBE, Valentin Y. Within Silence: A Meditation. univ.humanist. [online]. 2010, n.69, pp. 13-34. ISSN 0120-4807.
In Haiti or Chile, pre-moral or morally induced, any suffering of what has a paradigm's contradiction la contradicción is always remembered. A part of the living world is an inquiry for what is, as the measure of human. "By these hands," an adieu, see you later. A word is given this way. It recognizes an erasure, death as gift, a gift to life. Jacques Derrida describes the intelligence of Christianity in structuring signs of transition and rituals between life and death. In remembering the Haitian earthquake, sanctions the coherence of beliefs, and reverential keys to interacting universes. One might entreat a sign, the authority of a modest code, the mache chache, this symbol of a never ending inscription in the circle of life. And all bones in one's body rejoice.
Keywords : Haiti; Chile; tree-referent; historical argument; culture; negative dialectics; human finitude; genealogy of memories; disruption and abyss; silence; suffering.