A corollary to ‘It’s easier to imagine the end of the world than a new world’

is that it’s easier to imagine an end than a beginning.

The end is where the imagination ceases. Following Spinoza the end (and all teleological thinking) is merely the imagination grasping itself but being unable to end there. The imagination is unable to delimit itself.

The end of the world is a product of the imagination. But this does not mean that this end is not real. Again following Spinoza, the imagination is the lebenswelt, which, only as real as it is perspectival, is very capable of diminishing itself to zero, of ending itself but not by itself, for it is very capable of diminishing itself to the point where it ceases but where there is nothing to cease.

What then grasps the end also delimits this end from the world in which it grasps ends, and so trespassing this limit thinks the new, keeps it open.

To imagine the end of the world is easy, is imagination itself, insofar as the world the imagination imagines is the world of ends, the world that ends, which it traces onto the world so excluding the world, so ending the world.

To … another world, a new world, is … is … itself, insofar as the world … … is the world that … which … maps as the world so creating the world ? so … the world ?

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