Edited by Costas Douzinas's Adieu Derrida PDF

By Edited by Costas Douzinas

ISBN-10: 0230007147

ISBN-13: 9780230007147

During this ebook top cultural commentators together with Slavoj Zizek, J. Hillis Miller, Gayatri Spivak and Alain Badiou pay homage to the legacy of Jacques Derrida, revealing his impact and thought to their very own paintings.

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We cannot know the gift, least of all a gift coming from a named ghost. We know the gift, if there is any, as responsibility, accountability. I will follow that line in this instalment of my mourning work. Derrida was always mindful of sexual difference. The project of sexual difference can now be summarised as: catch the mother. I, the son, am the mother's trace, and the father's sign. Mindful of sexual difference, Derrida was also mindful of what kind of seeker or investigator he could be. I now understand why the daughter's quest could not be staged by him.

Thus we have this sliding, what I call the essential sliding, the sliding between being and existing. This is the major sliding that has the inexistent as its sign and hook. Derrida has installed this sliding within language. This is my last remark. Derrida attempted to say that a genuine word is a sliding. A word is not a reference, nor a signifier, it is a sliding, a sliding between being and existence. A word resonates just when it slides according to the inexistent. ', Derrida would say to his own words.

If not, the treasure will be purloined, the source will no longer flow. I have a map, but it is vague, vague enough to avoid stepping on the 42 Adieu Derrida treasure ... One step on the treasure and it is no longer worth anything. Even chance is risky ... ' Take for example the great metaphysical oppositions. They must be turned from opposites to diagonals in order to restrict the discursive space and not allow the massive, linear massiveness, subsist. The outside of the place of important binary oppositions cannot be localised.

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