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99: Crutch driving through riots. 34. See Brecht on Theatre, ed. and trans. John Willett, A&C Black, London, 1964. 35 Jameson, ‘“A Monument”’, p. 394. 36. See A. Summers, Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover, Corgi, London, 1994. 37. Perry Anderson, The Origins of Postmodernity, Verso, London and New York, 1998, p. 85. 33 Andeanizing philosophy Rodolfo Kusch and indigenous thought Philip Derbyshire The belated English translation of Rodolfo Kusch’s Indigenous and Popular Thinking in América (originally published in Spanish in 1970)* introduces this Argentine author to an English-speaking audience for the first time.

It is not addressed to that other, but rather to his similars in the city. Much of the rhetoric of the book is characterized by doubt and a reflexive unsureness about its own speculation. Most signally, it is clear that Kusch cannot speak Aymara or Quechua. His is a text in Spanish that relies on translations by others (the great colonial dictionaries) and addresses a Spanish-speaking audience. 8 38 Kusch’s focus on thought or ‘thinking’ means that he presents the defining (and symptomatic) contrast in America as that between an implicit thought lived in the street and the campo or countryside, and a formal, reflexive thought constructed in the academy.

Estar turns out to be the place of a clearing where the two forms of thinking – causal and seminal – intersect and offer a potential reappropriation of the absolute. Heidegger is invoked as the European thinker who saw the importance of estar but who gets its value wrong: the Heidegger of Being and Time remains in thrall to the Greek metaphysics of being and evades the issue of the inadequacy of ser by rushing to a frenzied activity marked by the centrality of time. There is an inauthentic estar which is mere survival (the figure of Agamben’s ‘bare life’ is not too distant) and an authentic estar which is akin to dwelling.

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