A Derrida Reader: Between the Blinds by Peggy Kamuf

By Peggy Kamuf

This can be the one on hand number of Jacques Derrida's contributions to philosophy, awarded with a accomplished creation. From Speech and Phenomena to the hugely influential "Signature occasion Context," every one excerpt comprises an outline and short precis.

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According to Husserl, the structure of speech can be described only in terms of ideality. There is the ideality of the sensible form of the signifier (for example, the word), which must remain the same and can do so only as an ideality. There is, moreover, the ideality of the signified fof the Bedeutung) or intended sense, which is not to be confused with the act of intending or with the object, for the latter two need not necessarily be ideal. Finally, in certain cases there is the ideality of the object itself, which then assures the ideal transparency and perfect univocity of language; this is what happens in the exact sciences.

But if I ask you to take my jealousy, if I give it to you, give it to xiii Introduction you to read, is it not yours to take away? Who else but you can exempt this gift from retracting and betraying itself? So here, take this, my jealousy, it is already yours to read. --A series of jalousies, then, one laid over the next. "Let the transference float" between one jalousie and the other, between one language and the other. Read between the blinds. First of all, there is translation. Do not forget that.

A sign is never an event, if by event we mean an irreplaceable and irreversible empirical particular. A sign which would take place but "once" would not be a sign; a purely idiomatic sign would not be a sign. A signifier (in general) must be formally recognizable in spite of, and through, the diversity of empirical characteristics which may modify it. It must remain the same, and be able to be repeated as such, despite and across the deformations which the so-called empirical event necessarily makes it undergo.

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