Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida

French philosopher and literary theorist, the founder of deconstruction.
There is a future which is predictable, programmed, scheduled, foreseeable. But there is a future, l'avenir (to come) which refers to someone who comes whose arrival is totally unexpected. For me, that is the real future. That which is totally unpredictable. The Other who comes without my being able to anticipate their arrival. So if there is a real future, beyond the other known future, it is l'avenir in that it is the coming of the Other when I am completely unable to foresee their arrival.More Jacques Derrida quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
During the fifteen or twenty years in which I tried - it was not always easy with publishers, newspapers, etc. - to forbid photographs, it was not at all in order to mark a sort of blank, absence, or disappearance of the image; it was because the code that dominates at once the production of these images, the framing they are made to undergo, the social implications (showing the writer's head framed in front his bookshelves, the whole scenario) seemed to me to be, first of all, terribly boring, but also contrary to whaMore Jacques Derrida quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The circle of the return to birth can only remain open, but this is a chance, a sign of life, and a wound.More Jacques Derrida quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As soon as there is language, generality has entered the scen.More Jacques Derrida quotes [09/20/2011 05:09:56]
As soon as we cease to believe in such an engineer and in a discourse which breaks with the received historical discourse, and as soon as we admit that every finite discourse is bound by a certain bricolage and that the engineer and the scientist are also species of bricoleurs , then the very idea of bricolage is menaced and the difference in which it took on its meaning breaks down.More Jacques Derrida quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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