Paper Machine / Edition 1

Paper Machine / Edition 1

by Jacques Derrida
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804746206

ISBN-13: 9780804746205

Pub. Date: 09/23/2005

Publisher: Stanford University Press

Derrida's title is an attempt to name a "singular configuration, an addition, an ordered set of metaphors, tropes and metonymies" that describe the experience of writing as well as the experience of being crushed by the papier-machine of modern life to the point of becoming paperless, undocumented, homeless. In this collection of 14 essays he calls "occasional,"…  See more details below

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Derrida's title is an attempt to name a "singular configuration, an addition, an ordered set of metaphors, tropes and metonymies" that describe the experience of writing as well as the experience of being crushed by the papier-machine of modern life to the point of becoming paperless, undocumented, homeless. In this collection of 14 essays he calls "occasional," Derrida examines what is taking place amongst the writer, the paper and the machine, the act, the actual, the possible and the impossible. His topics include "The Book to Come," the various roles of the word processor, the ways intellectuals attempt to define things, including themselves, hospitality, possibilities and limits, belief and knowledge of belief, utopia, and what it means to be a French philosopher today. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804746205
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
09/23/2005
Series:
Cultural Memory in the Present Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1Machines and the "undocumented person"1
2The book to come4
3The word processor19
4"But ... no, but ... never ..., and yet ..., as to the media" : intellectuals : attempt at definition by themselves : survey33
5Paper or me, you know ... (new speculations on a luxury of the poor)41
6The principle of hospitality66
7"Sokal and Bricmont aren't serious"70
8As if it were possible, "within such limits"73
9My Sunday "humanities"100
10For Jose Rainha : what I believe and believe I know109
11"What does it mean to be a French philosopher today?"112
12Not utopia, the im-possible121
13"Others are secret because they are other"136
14Fichus : Frankfurt address164

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