Full Professor of Philosophy at Södertörn University, Sweden
Visiting Fellow (April – June 2014)
Existence in Exile
The aim of my research is to develop a hermeneutics of exiled existence and to discuss the actuality of hermeneutics based on the situation of exiled existence. It departs from a critique of philosophical views of exile grounded in what can be called the circular scheme of origin of exit-distress-return. Contemporary experiences of exile expose an interruption of this circular scheme, presenting rather an exit without return and without arrival. Contemporary experiences of exile expose existence as an existing with the without and without the with. As displacement and extemporaneity, experienced exile shows existence as exposed to the naked is-being, to existence‘s gerundivity and meanwhileness.