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During this e-book top 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 suggestion to their very own paintings.

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De, ade', 'winke, winke', he says, as a German child, as a divine child, would do, in throwing the dice of contingency, that insignificant sign, that Wink signal of the god towards the Ereignis, towards the appropriating event, which always moves away as distantly as and distancing itself from the other. Coagitation This is the heart of madness: the proper, the appropriation, the exappropriation of the proper. The cogito of the farewell to the proper: I am, and I am in so far as I think that proper being or, I think myself properly being.

De facto, the family, fraternity, cooriginarity (which is to say, the origin in itself, if no origin can be represented otherwise than as a common origin) are, and must remain the impossible, the intolerable, the very risk of suffocation in the substance- and no subject emerges otherwise than by getting out and 'leaving one's mother and one's brothers'. We should finally ask what could a command, or prescription of the impossible mean - for example, the prescription of a moral and political 'fraternity'.

The second, confers the weight and the thickness of being to thought, the proof of a non-deducible existence. A secret madness results from this, elated only by maintaining itself at the limit of the possible from where it keeps watching out for the necessary as much as for the impossible, for the improbable and the incalculable. The certainty of the ego sum is not rationally founded, since it is its own reason. The Cartesian evidence is as much invisible to itself as is illuminating. There is no reason at the foundation [pas de raison 28 Adieu Derrida au fond], or no foundation to reason.

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