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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 archive.


Derrida 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.
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  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13.72mm | 308g
  • Palo Alto, United States
  • English
  • 0804746206
  • 9780804746205
  • 316,017

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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 archive.
Derrida 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.
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"A brilliant and succinct formulation of Derrida's position on the topics that have most interested him in recent years. This volume will make a wonderful book because of its timeliness: much in this book helps one to understand 9/11 and its aftermaths, though it was written before the event. Paper Machine will serve as an admirable introduction to Derrida's work." --J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine
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Table of contents

@fmct:Contents @toc4:Translator's Note iii @toc2:1 Machines and the "Undocumented Person" 000 2 The Book to Come 000 3 The Word Processor 000 4 "Butno, butneverand yetas for the media": Intellectuals 000 5 Paper or Me, You Know(New Speculations on a Luxury of the Poor) 000 6 The Principle of Hospitality 000 7 "Sokal and Bricmont Aren't Serious" 000 8 As If It Were Possible "Within Such Limits" 000 9 My Sunday "Humanities" 000 10 For Jose Rainha: What I Believe and Believe I Know 000 11 "What Does It Mean to be a French Philosopher Today?" 000 12 Not Utopia, the Im-possible 000 13 "Others Are Secret Because They Are Other" 000 14 Fichus 000 @toc4:Notes 000
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"A brilliant and succinct formulation of Derrida's position on the topics that have most interested him in recent years. This volume will make a wonderful book because of its timeliness: much in this book helps one to understand 9/11 and its aftermaths, though it was written before the event. Paper Machine will serve as an admirable introduction to Derrida's work." -J. Hillis Miller,University of California, Irvine
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About Jacques Derrida

The late Jacques Derrida was Director of Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and Professor of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine. Among the most recent of his many books to have been translated into English are Eyes of the University (2003), For What Tomorrow... with Elisabeth Roudinesco (2003), Counterpath with Catherine Malabou (2003), Negotiations (2002), Who's Afraid of Philosophy? (2002), and Without Alibi (2002). All of these have been published by the Stanford University Press.
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