By Peggy Kamuf
This is often the one to be had selection of Jacques Derrida's contributions to philosophy, provided with a accomplished creation. From Speech and Phenomena to the hugely influential "Signature occasion Context," each one excerpt contains an outline and short precis.
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The art of this text is the air it causes to circulate between its screens. The chainings are invisible, everything seems improvised or juxtaposed. This text induces by agglutinating rather than by demonstrating, by coupling and uncoupling, gluing and ungluing rather than by exhibiting the continuous, and analogical, instructive, suffocating necessity of a discursive rhetoric. -Glas, p. 75 PART ONE DIFFERANCE AT THE ORIGIN N 1980 1 MORE than twenty years after he had begun teaching in I France (first at a provincial lycee, then at the Sorbonne, the Ecole Normale Superieure, and currently at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales), Jacques Derrida received a Doctorat d'Etat sur travaux, that is, on the basis of a body of published work.
Consequently, even if it is a good auxiliary instrument of phenomenological neutralization, the image is not a pure neutralization. It retains a primary reference to a primordial presentation, that is, to a perception and positing of existence, to a belief in general. This is why pure ideality, reached through neutralization, is not fictitious. This theme appears very early, 8 and it will continually serve to feed the polemic against Hume. But it is no accident that Hume's thought fascinated Husserl more and more.
Quite the contrary: consciousness is the self-presence of the living, the Erleben, of experience. Experience thus understood is simple and is in its essence free of illusion, since it relates only to itself in an absolute proximity. The illusion of speaking to oneself would float on the surface of experience as an empty, peripheral, and secondary consciousness. Language and its representation would be added on to a consciousness that is simple and simply present to itself, or in any event to an experience that could reflect its own presence in silence.