Adieu Derrida by Edited by Costas Douzinas

By Edited by Costas Douzinas

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

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If you do not want to intrude into the vanishing, the localisation consists in simply seeing to it that the discursive imposition, the language constraints are not such that the vanishing space covers the whole. In that case, you would localise nothing inexistent and you would have instead the space of the general. Even so, you must restrain your walking space in order to be close to the spot where the vanishing takes place. You should be in a place as close as possible to what is excepted from the place, what is found outside.

The fundamental point leading us towards Derrida's is the following. Given a multiplicity that appears in a world and given the elements of this multiplicity, these elements will naturally appear in this world too. This means that the totality of what constitutes the multiplicity appears in this world. In these conditions, it is always true that there is a component of this multiplicity, whose apparition is measured by the feeblest degree. This is an extremely important point. I will repeat it: when a multiplicity appears in a world, the transcendental relation attributes to its elements degrees of apparition, degrees of existence.

To do this, I need to begin with some preliminary questions, presented here in an extraordinarily simple form. This simplicity is justified. Because there was, let us not forget, just beneath the astonishing volatile fluidity of his writing, an authentic simplicity to Derrida, an obstinate and unvarying intuition. This is one of the many reasons why the violence of the attacks against him, just after his death, and in particular in the Alain Badiou 37 American press, attacks against the 'abstruse thinker', 'the incomprehensible writer', were nothing more than the most banal antiintellectual insults.

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