Between pathos and response
If we presume that the alien transgresses the boundaries of every order, the question arises as to what an experience in which such a transgression takes place would be like. It is not to be expected that a combination of sense and rule, of the intentional and rule- guided acts of a subject, along with the consensual agreement between different subjects, can stand up to the challenges of the alien.
Waldenfels, B. (2011). Between pathos and response, in Phenomenology of the alien, Evanston, Ill., Northwestern University Press, pp. 21-34.
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