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Apparitions—Of Derrida's Other$
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Kas Saghafi

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780823231621

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823231621.001.0001

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Apparitions—Of Derrida's Other

Kas Saghafi

Fordham University Press

Since the other resists conceptualization or thematization, it would never be a matter, this book suggests, of providing an exhaustive account of the descriptions of the other in Jacques Derrida's work but rather of how the other is written, each time singularly. The other, whose appearance appears without appearing, effaces itself in its coming. A thinking of the other—as that which never fully comes to presence, as that which does not present itself as such, and as that to which no direct access is possible—necessitates a new approach to appearing, visibility, and phenomenality in general. The other, then, never appears as such, yet one could say it appears as an apparition. An apparition, as Derrida uses this term in his writings, names the appearance, the coming to appear, of something and a phantomatic or ghostly form. Apparition thus names the structural instability between appearing and (“mere”) appearance.

Keywords:   thematization, other, appearance, phenomenality, apparition

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