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Extremely engaging, Derrida has a captivating style that forces close reading and thinking His reflections on paper, a culture of paper and a kind of metaphysics of paper are worthy of further study This stuff is hard, though, unfortunately I didn t get all of it A very fun book nonetheless. @Download Pdf ì Papier Machine: Le ruban de machine à écrire et autres réponses ñ This Book Questions The Book Itself, Archivization, Machines For Writing, And The Mechanicity Inherent In Language, The Media, And Intellectuals Derrida Questions What Takes Place Between The Paper And The Machine Inscribing It He Examines What Becomes Of The Archive When The World Of Paper Is Subsumed In New Machines For Virtualization, And Whether There Can Be A Virtual Event Or A Virtual ArchiveDerrida Continues His Long Standing Investigation Of These Issues, And Ties Them Into The New Themes That Governed His Teaching And Thinking In The Past Few Years The Secret, Pardon, Perjury, State Sovereignty, Hospitality, The University, Animal Rights, Capital Punishment, The Question Of What Sort Of Mediatized World Is Replacing The Print Epoch, And The Question Of The Wholly Other Derrida Is Remarkable At Making Seemingly Occasional Pieces Into Part Of A Complexly Interconnected Trajectory Of Thought I finished reading this book in mid December 2011 thereby accomplishing my start of the year aim of reading at least one book a month and was so impressed by it and wanted to say so many things about it, while at the same time been waddling in work up to my elbows, that I kept putting off writing my review of it until I had time on my hands However, the few weeks that it has taken me to come round to doing the review may have blurred a bit the intensity of my feelings about this book I still hope that I can somehow convey my enthusiasm about J Derrida and Paper Machine, even if from the distance of a month or so.I checked this book out from the library because of a work related project I wanted to immerse myself in scholarship thought on books as physical objects and books as experience, their materiality and things about books that transcend the physical or that are only inexplicitly connected to it, and so on Anyway, the introduction and the blurb presented the book as above of all a sort of treatise on the nature and development of the book in its material and nonmaterial aspects The bulk of the book was to be a reflection on the repercussions of transitions ruptures in the history of the book in its technological, social, philosophical dimensions Anyway, while Paper Machine does concern itself to a large extent with the book paradigm, it has in addition much to it, and it is all wondrously satisfying stuff.The book consists of several essays and interviews with Derrida that have been published at different points and in different magazines and journals They have been compiled, so the compilers claim, around the broad theme of paper not only as substratum, a symbol of stability and legitimation, legitimacy, delimit, finality but also as a medium of abundant flexibility and malleability and a feature of our world that, though in a way undergoing transformations and, allegedly, under the threat of completely going away, is here to stay, as it has been and still is and will be intrinsic to our condition what he refers to as a constant reinvestment in the book project This topic, however, is only partially, sometimes very much so, apparent in some of the essays or interviews, in which it seems to be only a distant referent or starting point for Derrida s elaborations on a wide range of topics from philosophy, to politics, to social matters A beautiful, though unsurprisingly long passage demonstrating both Derrida s views on the future of the book and his serene perspective How can one speak seriously about the book assuming that one has to be serious, in other words also be governed by the idea of knowledge circular and pedagogical that is only one dimension of the book as encyclopedia, the other one being the dimension of play, chance, and literature, which will always raise the question of whether, as a throw of the dice, it includes or lets itself be included by the encyclopedia We will only be able to speak seriously about the book to come if we neutrally give up any kind of eschatological teleology, in other words any kind of evaluation, whether pessimistic or optimistic, reactionary or progressive So we should on the one hand give up any lamentation, pointless and powerless in any case, that would come along to tell us in the face of the inevitable What s befalling us is the death of the book catastrophe We must at all costs save the book from this death that threatens us, the death of everything we have held sacred, of everything to which our cultures and our truths and our revelations, and our modes of legitimation, and so on, are indissociably attached In fact let s be serious we know that the book isn t simply going to disappear For any number of reasons, it is not even certain that in terms of volume its market production is not destined to remain stable, and even to increase, and in a mediatized market that we should also speak about seriously I would like to come back to this point in the discussion On the other hand, we should analyze the retention of the model of the book, the liber of the unit and the distribution of discourse, even its pagination on the screen, even the body, the hands and eyes that it continues to orient, the rhythm it prescribes, its relationship to the title, its modes of legitimation, even where the material support has disappeared the new electronic journals, based in universities across the world, generally reproduce the traditional formats, editorial norms, criteria of evaluation and selection for better and for worse. This is my first book by Derrida, and one of the things about him that I found particularly attractive, and one that makes me want to read by him, is his resolute determination and amazing ability to present the most well rounded and thought through exposition on whatever topic he may be presented with, even the seemingly trifle or straightforward He never spares effort or time going for the easy, simplistic, or expected answer, instead preferring to delve in the deepest possible level in order to present a view that, it almost felt to me, would be something he could stand behind forever, something that would not misrepresent him or his convictions In this pursuit he is relentless, continuously taking up space and time to present his point than was usually allotted him, and I totally admired him for that To not be tempted or pressed by circumstances to run ahead of yourself, to shrink your argument because people expect you to, only to mar it and disfigure it, is something that I ve rarely seen achieved with such grace and excellence as with Derrida.I admit that I often had a difficult time seeing some parts of the book through to the end, and with essays like As If It Were Possible, Within Such Limits, I only have been able to persist because I had nothing else at all to read, but I was very glad I managed to get to the end of these difficult or philosophical essays, because I found them to be in a way foundational for important arguments found in other, perhaps approachable pieces.Starting with what I think are the book studies pieces, closely concerned with what the title of the book suggests as the main organizing theme, and moving onto the philosophical and then political social essays interviews, the book revealed a picture of Derrida as a finely level headed and subtle commentator, in the sense that he states his point without crescendo as somebody has put it in an article I read recently , but always with an admirable thoroughness and always very compellingly Somebody had written on Goodreads that they feel a kind of sorrow that a thinker with such outstanding humanism like Derrida is no longer with us This quality of Derrida unmistakably reveals itself in the latter essays interviews of the book, where he shares his views on immigration, nationhood, sovereignty, and where he comments on the works of other philosophers He just comes across as a genuinely good man, one that is realistic and calm, yet never at peace or silent when injustice rears its head In many of his statements I recognize my own firm believes, which gave me an immense feeling of gratitude toward Derrida for never getting tired of upholding his principles and his convictions.And although Derrida at certain points throughout the book hints at the misguidedness or risks of lifting passages out of their complete context, I really want to share some of his insights, from the many that I highlighted while reading the book On the humanities disciplines Plural humanity is also the issue for the old and young humanities subjects, which are under threat than ever before in secondary education, research, and the universities The humanities language and the book works of philosophy, literature, and the arts, etc remain the last place where the principle of free speech or free thought can still be presented as such The same is true of the principle of a question of man, freed from old presuppositions it is true of new Enlightenments, of a forever irredentist resistance to the powers of economic, media, and political appropriation, to dogmatism of every kind.On justice and law, a theme in which I found Derrida s views particularly marvelous Law is deconstructed in the name of justice Take for example civil disobedience, in the United States or France It s about objecting to a particular positive and national legality in the name of a superior law such as the universality of the rights of man , or in the name of a justice that is not yet inscribed in law The rights of man themselves have a history they are always being enriched, and thus being de limited At any given time juridical limits can always be contested in the name of a justice yet to come That does not come down to a plea for anarchy against institutions, or for a wild nature against the state When you oppose a restrictive policy on the undocumented les sans papiers for example, it s not a matter of demanding that the state open its frontiers to any new arrival and practice an unconditional hospitality that would risk causing perverse results even though it conforms to the idea of pure hospitality, in other words hospitality itself The state is simply being asked to change the law, and especially the way the law is implemented, without yielding to fantasies of security or to demagogy or vote seeking On right and left on the political spectrum simply interesting for me to hear his thoughts on this, and not necessarily exactly something I subscribe to myself ASSHEUER All these reflections ask the question of whether there is still some validity to the categories of the right and the left What do you think DERRIDA I consider this opposition to be necessary and effective than ever before, even if it is true that the criteria and the splits are becoming extremely complex in this regard For instance it is true that one part of the left and one part of the right are objectively in alliance against Europe and against the euro, as they seem to be going to be sometimes in the name of national values, sometimes in the name of a social politics, and even both at once With the same rhetoric, with a discourse that wants to respect the national as much as the social, there is also another part of the left and another part of the right that are in alliance for Europe and for the euro On both sides, the logics and rhetorics are very similar, even if the forms of implementation, the practice, and the interests all diverge So, to make a brief and elliptical response to a question that would call for long expansions, I would say that the left, for me, the left where I would resolutely want to recognize myself, is situated on the side where today people are analyzing the troubling and new logic of this equivocation and trying to make real changes to its structure and also to the very structure of politics, the reproduction of this tradition of political discourse.On language and reality, another theme that has intrigued me No, there isn t language on one side and reality on the other If we were cutting ourselves off from reality every time we took account of the folding or subtlety of a language, we would have to burn down all the libraries Gongora, Mallarme, Freud, Celan, Lacan, some others too, certainly, in fact almost everyone , and only Meschonnic s diatribes would survive this How is it possible to claim seriously that Heidegger shuts himself up in language and flees reality It s a little bit too simplistic, you see let s leave it On the deeply personal as defying analysis One evening, in a mood of helpless sadness An einem Abend der fas sungslosen Traurigkeit , I caught myself using a ridiculously wrong subjunctive form of a verb that was itself not entirely correct German, being part of the dialect of my native town I had not heard, let alone used, the endearing misconstruction since my first years at school Melancholy Schwermut , drawing me irresistibly into the abyss of childhood in den Abgrundder Kindbeit , awakenedthis old, im potently yearning sound in its depths weckte auf dem Grunde den alien, ohn mdchtig verlangenden Laut Language sent back to me like an echo the humiliation which unhappiness had inflicted on me in forgetting what I am Dream, poetic idiom, melancholy, abyss of childhood Abgrund der Kindheit that is nothing other, as you have heard, than the depth of a musical base Grund , the secret resonance of the voice or words that are waiting in us, as at the bottom of Adorno s first proper name, but impotent auf dem Grunde den alten, ohnmachtig verlangenden Laut I stress ohn machtig impotent, vulnerable If I had had time, I would have liked to do than sketch out a reconstruction of the argument I would have explored a logic of Adorno s thought which attempts, in a quasi systematic way, to shield from violence all these weaknesses, these vulnerabilities, and these victims with no defense, and even to shield them from the cruelty of traditional interpretation, in other words from philosophical, metaphysical, idealist even dialectical and capitalist forms of inspection exercise. This looks absolutely amazing Shane Thank you for the recommendation I have been woefully neglectful in my goodreads habits.Now I am going to reccomend a book to I Ching I told her I would La huella no es una sustancia, un ente presente, sino un proceso que se altera permanentemente No puede sino reinterpretarse y siempre, finalmente, se trastoca Hay dos categor as de rechazo , dos tipos de no lectores En primer lugar los que no trabajan bastante y se creen autorizados a hacerlo stos se desalientan r pidamente suponiendo que un texto debe ser accesible inmediatamente, sin el trabajo que consiste en leer y en leer a los que yo leo, por ejemplo Luego est n los no lectores que ponen como pretexto esa supuesta oscuridad para descartar, en verdad para censurar, algo que les amenaza o les inquieta, les molesta El argumento de la dificultad se torna entonces una coartada detestable La im posibilidad, lo posible como imposible, va siempre unida a una irreductible divisibilidad que afecta a la esencia misma de lo posible De ah la insistencia en la divisibilidad de la letra y su destino. At times this book made me feel really stupid, and usually at the same time sad to be from a country that doesn t really foster any real desire at a young age to learn than one language As a result some of this went right over my head The essays and interviews I was able to find an entrance into though were very interesting The last piece in the book, an address by Derrida in Frankfurt am Main for when he was given the Adorno Prize by the city was especially great It might be the first philosophy piece I ve ever read that made me feel sad though, strangely sad that both Derrida and Adorno are dead, neither of which is news to me This book did make me want to dive into of Derrida s work, something I ve always avoided out of laziness, believing him to be too difficult for someone as dumb as myself, now though I think it just might be possible to get something out of him beyond just games with words. Fascism begins when you insult an animal, including the animal in man.This book proved abusive Even at the zenith of my spirit, this would ve been daunting territory As it was, Paper Machine rendered a contused crawl My spirit was sapped, discouraged I thought of a retreat The hills offer protection in this season of uncertainty Televised fidelity is indeed a refuge for scoundrels Paper Machine is not a centralized force of interrogation or, god forbid, explication It is a collection An internment of suspicious pieces Ones with suspect papers It is this range of puns, association and daring word play which makes Paper Machine both effective and maddening In principle, a philosopher should be without a passport, even undocumented he should never be asked for his visa He should not represent a nationality, or even a national language.The Departures Lounge of the Mind is a busy place When there we should care less about the complimentary drinks and practice instead a earnest empathy.