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During this booklet prime cultural commentators together with Slavoj Zizek, J. Hillis Miller, Gayatri Spivak and Alain Badiou pay homage to the legacy of Jacques Derrida, revealing his impact and suggestion to their very own paintings.
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When a being appears in a world, it exists. We find ourselves therefore within an entirely classical distinction between Being and existence. Being qua Being is what can be mathematically conceived as pure multiplicity. Existence is what can be conceived as the 'being there' of the multiplicity, on the horizon of a determined world. The technical elaboration of a new (and integrally rational) distinction between Being and existence can take diverse forms and we will not enter into the details of this here.
In fact, there are two possible identifications of being and thought. The first subsumes being under a presupposed thought, and it produces a manic, destructive, dissolving, totalitarian madness. 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.
He must redraw himself [se retracer] picture himself again - so as to attempt to retain a little of what he knows absolutely that he is not able to retain, even though he can touch it, but always only touch it, without seeing or knowing it, without possessing or understanding it, not even being able to want to possess or understand it at the risk of willing to possess willing itself, and its furious rage. Derrida deploys as a result the power of the enunciative ontology, in an insatiable, unrelenting uttering, following the most archaic decision.
Adieu Derrida by Edited by Costas Douzinas