By Kas Saghafi
The chapters of this publication revolve round the thought of the opposite in Jacques Derrida's paintings. How does Derrida write of and at the different? Arguing that Derrida deals the main attentive and accountable wondering the indisputable event of the alterity of the other,Apparitions--of Derrida's different examines exemplary circumstances of the relation to the other--the relation of Moses to God, Derrida's friendship with Jean-Luc Nancy, Derrida's relation to a lately departed actress stuck on video, between others--to exhibit how Derrida forces us to reconceive who or what the opposite might be. For Derrida, the singularity of the opposite, continuously written within the decrease case, contains not just the formal or logical experience of alterity, the otherness of the human different, but additionally the otherness of the nonliving, the now not residing, or the now not but alive. The e-book explores welcoming and hospitality, salutation and greeting, approaching,and mourning as constitutive aspects of the relation to those others. Addressing Derrida's readings of Husserl, Levinas, Barthes, Blanchot, and Nancy, between different thinkers, and varying throughout a few disciplines, together with paintings, literature, philosophy, and faith, this e-book explores the apparitions of the opposite via getting to the mode of showing or approaching the scene, the phenomenality and visibility of the opposite. examining a few of Derrida's essays at the visible arts, the ebook additionally demonstrates that video and images exhibit an intimate relation to spectrality,as good as a structural relation to absolutely the singularity of the opposite.
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In writing his preface, Derrida tries to look for the most “ ‘economic’ (and thus formalizing) guiding thread,” in order to allow David’s work to speak for itself. This unjustifiable guiding thread would be a way of philosophically formalizing the wealth of material amassed by David to highlight all that is at fault with form (FF 15). However, by writing a limited preface for a book that repeatedly denounces “the power of ‘form,’ the formation of form, and philosophical formalization,” Derrida admits to committing the very two philosophical crimes denounced by David (FF 13).
As well as a relation of interruption, there is simultaneously a certain mediation in the relation to the other. In this other experience of mediation—not to be confused with a relation of reconciliation and totalization—the other is understood as other in a certain relation of incomprehension. It is necessary that at a given moment, the other remain as other. Thus the relation to the other is twofold: there is (1) a suspension of opposition between binary oppositions, a mediation without opposition.
18 Following an examination of Husserl, Derrida then turns his attention to Levinas’s notion of Autrui. 19 This 16 ■ Analogies “schema,” Derrida emphasizes, underpins all of Levinas’s thought on alterity (ED 154/104). ” We shall first examine the latter. 20 But this relation— neither mediate nor immediate—cannot be totalized by a concept of relation (ED 134/90). It is not possible to conceptualize the encounter, since the encounter itself is made possible by the other (l’autre). The infinitely other, resistant to all categories, cannot be bound by a concept or thought on the basis of a horizon, since the concept supposes an anticipation and a horizon.