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By Edited by Costas Douzinas

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During this publication 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 notion to their very own paintings.

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Being in a world is being marked by certain discourses, marked on one's flesh, one's body, sex, etc. Derrida's thesis, Derrida's conclusion, Derrida's source of desire was that, whatever the form of discursive imposition, a point exists which escapes that imposition. We can call it the vanishing point [point de (uite]. This expression must be taken as literally as possible. A vanishing point is a point that, precisely, disappears from the mechanism of imposition. Once this is accepted, the interminable aim of thought and writing is to localise this point.

Alain Badiou 43 Derrida was involved in campaigns which call for, what I call, a courageous man of peace. He was couragemis because, in a certain sense, a great deal of courage is always necessary in order to avoid accepting and entering a division as constituted. A man of peace, because the detection of what is beyond a constituted opposition is, generally, the way of peace and of thought. This diagonal obstinacy, this refusal of abrupt partitions of metaphysical origin, does not suit tempestuous times, when everything is submitted to a law of decision, here and now.

Undergirdings of a method to which Kant's language usually gives a more philosophising (though not psychologising) cast. e. necessarily, so that the occurrence, as the conditioned, yields a secure indication of some condition, but it is the latter [the condition] that determines the occurrence. ') Kant is talking about the apprehension of sequence as causality. The philosopher must have the apprehension of an objective sequence, because otherwise the subjective apprehension of sequence would be 'entirely undermined'.

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