*exchange can only be achieved when there is “a continous reprisal of translations and betrayals of meaning* ==> understanding itself is compromised
[*]bestiary (ajayeb al makhlughat): a non-stop betrayal of translations (of perspectives) and continuous redressal of meanings (of things)

'ajayeb, animal, bestiary, Canguilhem, enlightenment, Martha Kenney, meaning, story, translate, Vinciane Despret, visual,

ajayeb: synthesized Greek philosophy + Qur’anic thought + popular material body belief ——Sina——> to figure a transhistorical assemblage (that is untimely =/= eternal =/= historical) ==> encounter the myth anew =/= demystification: re-conquer the myth

(عجایب المخلوقات / عجایب نامه) [*]ajayeb: a once percepted thing on the threshold of sense in the prisma of social poesis producing a cartography of what might be happening in a world as an object of composition

in ‘ajayeb bestiary:
—— what are the figures of finitude, destruction, astralized hearing, enactments of generation, the figures that take action, take heart?
—— what are the chthonic entities? {the finite complex material systems that can break down =/= stories that personify (Mother Earth) are *misplaced concreteness*. [(i am against) personified =/= figurative (which i love. figures can be tentacular, patterns, processes, stories.)]}
—— what are the gorgeous, luring, dangerous precarities (of the terra)?
—— what are (its specific) art science worldings?

workflow on ‘ajayeb bestiary:
1- tracing social connections (for which subjects is this useful? which ecology of practices?)
2- making equipment list (materials and methods, an expanded and complicated version of equipment-list, providing accounts of the material-discursive apparatuses that are materializing my empirical objects, =/= exercise in representation or audit hesab-rasi حساب رسی)
3- narrating the relation (re-materializing my found empirical objects, re-enacting the objects)

ajayeb bestiary:
—— archaeological anthropology of human-animal practices
—— a host of material-discursive forces
—— writing technologies of the 12th century Iran
[ajayeb: (part of the histories of)] systematic, empirical investigation of strange events, singularities, miracles, and other types of staple phenomena ~~——> scientific method and the forms of knowledge that emerged as the foundation of an ensemble of *sciences proper to humans* ——> yet has been unable to expel (the unprovable forces) considering the origins and forms of human diversity

[*]ajayeb bestiary science (using Canguilhem’s words): the work of a humanity rooted in life before being enlightened by knowledge, (if) it is a fact in the world at the same time as *a vision of the world* ==> it sustains a permanent and necessary relation with perception [——> Barad] & “a living being is not reducible to a meeting point of influences” [——> Kenney]

there was a time (12th century——my favorite) when Avicenna was translated into Latin (in Toledo,) a moment when our cultures in east and west corresponded to the same type, a moment when the concept of science was inseparable from its spiritual context. ——> think of the alchemists for whom the operation undertaken in the laboratory only attained its end if it was accompanied by an interior transmutation of the man——that is to say only if it effected the interior birth (of spiritual man)

alchemy, Avicenna, chemistry, Corbin, Descartes, geometry, history, modern, nature, Nicolas Oresme, science, translate,

(for Corbin) Modern / Western venture = application of the intelligence to the scientific investigation of a nature that has been desacralized, which must be violated in order to find out its laws (and to subject its forces to the human will)

Alcemist’s chemistry
Nicolas Oresme’s geometry
[out of history]
Descartesgeometry is also out of history, discontinious