more from Jacques Derrida

Single Idea 8213

[catalogued under 2. Reason / C. Styles of Reason / 1. Dialectic]

Full Idea

I have tried to analyse certain marks in writing which are undecidables, false verbal properties, which inhabit philosophical opposition, resisting and disorganising it, without ever constituting a third term, withour ever leaving room for a solution.

Gist of Idea

I try to analyse certain verbal concepts which block and confuse the dialectical process


Jacques Derrida (Positions [1971], p.40)

Book Reference

Derrida,Jacques: 'Positions' [Continuum 2002], p.40

A Reaction

[I have simplified his sentence!] Much of Derrida seems to be a commentary on the Hegelian dialectic, and the project is presumably to figure out why philosophy is not advancing in the way we would like. Interesting...