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Technologies of Critique$
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Willy Thayer

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780823286744

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823286744.001.0001

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Critique and Figure

Critique and Figure

16 Critique and Figure
Technologies of Critique

Willy Thayer

, John Kraniauskas
Fordham University Press

This chapter introduces Jacques Derrida, the philosopher who opened up philosophical hermeneutics to its nonhermeneutical limit and spectacular immanence of its terminology with great tenacity. It reviews the status of philosophical terminology that has been transformed while towing philosophical discourse behind it, changing its history into traces. Discourse awakens to its terminology by opening itself up to the virtuality of a language that, in the immanence of its testimony, has no centering function. This chapter also considers the terminological dimension that blocks the referential univocity sustained by frames and final categories. It explains the how totalization and fetishization are revoked of terminological multiplicity through a common preunderstanding or transcendental.

Keywords:   Jacques Derrida, philosophical hermeneutics, nonhermeneutical limit, philosophical terminology, totalization, fetishization

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