Two Folds of Freedom
We went to the Shifen Waterfall in Taiwan this Lunar New Year. The change of life is so far, so close. And the Abstract fell beneath our feet, being so transparent that we could not help to stare at it. Then it came the idea. It became so obvious. There may be two folds of freedom if they are not just two phases. Autonomy which concerns discovery of subject and subjectivity or subjectivation no matter what you like to call it (There are differences between them, of course, but what I want to stress is that all these share the same track and domain）deals with both negative and positive liberty. Kant and Montaigne are the masters of Autonomous Freedom. On the other side there is death. We all know nowadays death is not the opposite of life, just like nothingness is not the opposite of being. It is a kind of life, being a part of it or reveals as the other face of life. The vanishing self as well as deconstruction of subjectivity, decentering and so and so, show another path of entrance of transmigration. Someone may like to call it escape. Lacan and Derrida are the masters of this Thanatos Freedom. Subject/Other may be the gateway of basic structure of the whole discourse.