Abstract

Derrida writes a good deal about an "Eighteenth Century" he typically puts in scare-quotes, and he puts difficult questions to such a notion of a century and indeed to all historicizing and periodizing concepts. Beginning with explicit remarks about the Eighteenth Century in Of Grammatologie, we show that this is done not with a view to denying or ignoring history, but in the interests of understanding how history is possible at all, and notably how texts in their historicity still remain open for reading today.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-315X
Print ISSN
0013-2586
Pages
pp. 381-393
Launched on MUSE
2007-04-16
Open Access
No
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