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Why Infinite Tasks?

In his Vienna Lecture of 1935, the “father of phenomenological philosophy” Edmund Husserl continued his lifetime of attempts to re-make philosophy, writing that although reason in history has proven to be a series of one-sided rationalizations, “philosophy itself retains the role of guide, which is its special infinite task.” Husserl was famously called the “philosopher of infinite tasks,” as he constantly remade his own life’s work to get at very root of things.

This blog began as a counterpart to the Infinite Summer reading of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest.  After a hiatus through 2010, it is now re-born as a blog to track mini-reviews of fiction and any other commentary for which I see fit.  I seek to participate in the ongoing construction of a philosophy worthy to our time, a philosophy that does not depend on one-sided rationalizations but seeks to delve to the root of the things themselves.  But without illusions as to any possible terminus to such Infinite Tasks.

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