“Of all Discourse, governed by desire of Knowledge, there is at last an End, either by attaining, or by giving over. And in the chain of Discourse, wheresoever it be interrupted, there is an End for that time.”
Leviathan (chapter vii)
This is it for the project; I’m all out of things to say.
…Except for one last thing.
As the original University of Vincennes was closed and the institution moved to Saint-Denis, there were some who argued that it was the end of the institution. And yet certain philosophers would also deny that there was such a thing as endings, as in this 1980 newspaper article by Guy Hocquenghem, a gay philosopher who taught at Vincennes and died of AIDS in 1988.
« Il n’y a pas de fin de Vincennes ; en général, il n’y a pas de fin. Celui qui dit : « C’est la fin », ne dit rien, puisqu’on ne le saura que par la phrase suivante… »
”There is no end of Vincennes; in general, there are no endings. Saying “this is the end” is absolutely meaningless, because the only way you could is with the sentence that comes after.”
From “La Chute de Paris VIII,” Libération, 6 June 1980.