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The Dangers of Writing

  • Dror Pimentel
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Abstract

Derrida’s logocentrism thesis, tenability of the Derridean project; phonocentrism; metaphysics and hierarchies; debasement of writing; history of the debasement of writing; the order of the sign; privileging of the phonic; the order of the sign as metaphysics’ Other; soul writing and physical writing; analogy between the soul and the book; writing as enfixing, writing as mimesis; painting as writing’s double; writing as reifying representation and limitation; the ranking of signifiers by their proximity to truth and presence; writing as sorcery; living memory and dead memory; writing as alien to the soul; ontology of writing; the mnemic space (living memory) as the aletheic space; writing as contamination of the aletheic space, as concealment, as forgottenness, as death.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bezalel Academy of Art and DesignJerusalemIsrael

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