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Levinas's note to this passage: "Subjectivity signifies by a passivity more passive than all passivity, more passive than matter, by its vulnerability, its sensibility, by its nudity more nude than nudity, the sincere denuding of this very nudity that becomes a saying, the saying of responsibility, by the substitution in which responsibility is said to the very end, by the accusative of the oneself without a nominative form, by exposedness to the traumatism of gratuitous accusation, by expiation for the other.
When, for example, Benjamin speaks of what is "mitteilbar" - or "impartable" - in language, this must be understood in regard not only to ability or disposition as such, but also to purity, exposition, and exposedness.