How far can the effort to liquidate presuppositions go?  We can associate different efforts to do this with different moments in the history of philosophy and spirituality.   The Upanishads are founded on the conviction that the ordinary reality we live in (and our desire for what it has to offer) is an illusion.  The same goes for the provocations of Socrates.  Descartes liquidates the Aristotelian theoretical presuppositions, Hegel liquidates empirical presupposition, Deleuze liquidates the presupposition that philosophy is moral and communicable, Laruelle perhaps liquidates the supposition that philosophy is possible at all.   Can more be said about this ideal presuppositionless that animates the history of thought?


THE GENESIS CAUL is this initial disturbance - doubt, wonder, worry, whatever.   In a way, it is surely a subjective starting point with a psychological explanation.  But it also may well be a pure and empty form of time that is identical to the very production of the many by the one at the heart of nature.  I really don't know - as with so much, it is difficult and worthwhile simply to articulate the nature of the question and possible avenues for addressing it (which don't necessarily need to be 'philosophy' at all in the sense of engaging in conceptual creation and analysis in conversation with the tradition - they could just as well be physical, spiritual and artistic practices - or could they??)