‘There is nothing outside of the text. …that what opens meaning and language is writing as the disappearance of natural presence.’ – Jacques Derrida, Of Grammatology p. 158-159
What does that mean?
Well…ever wondered whether speech is better than writing? Or what the difference is between différence and différance? Or even whether the self-reflexivity of language can cause a crisis in rationality that may undermine the Western tradition of philosophy and the ultimate emancipation of mankind? These questions sound tough, but they needn’t be! Come along to an enjoyable introduction to the oeuvre of Jacques Derrida, and his influence on the political and aesthetic.
A screening of 'Derrida' followed by open discussion.Chaired by Elevator's Andy Murray.
This is a free event taking place in the delightful setting that is Housmans Bookshop.
Nearest Tube Kings Cross
mercredi 8 avril 2009
19:00 - 22:00
5 Caledonion Road, Kings Cross
London, United Kingdom