Plato, Aristotle, Montaigne, Heidegger all traced the beginning of philosophy back to wonder. Rodolphe Gasche, a student of Derrida's links wonder to aporia -- that moment where our current way of thinking gets stuck in its own devices. So, how do we cultivate wonder? If wonder precedes and informs philosophical thinking, what makes wonder? And, as some read Gasche, philosophy hovers behind play, then wonder precedes even play. What, then, does it mean to wonder?
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