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differences (2020) 31 (1): 135–162.
Published: 01 May 2020
...— aneconomy from Archive Fever , indirection from “Psychoanalysis Searches the States of Its Soul,” and undecidability from Glas and The Death Penalty seminars—to show how Derrida suggests a move beyond an “economy of the possible,” thereby showcasing the potentiality of a properly deconstructive...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 46–64.
Published: 01 September 2017
... draws on Roman Jakobson’s theory of metaphor and metonymy, more specifically, his infrequently noted comments on the undecidability of their interrelationship. In terms of this undecidability, the essay reconsiders Freud’s treatments of the relations between the savage and the neurotic, totemism...
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differences (2012) 23 (2): 165–174.
Published: 01 September 2012
... celebration of the new. The repeated pronouncement of the death of history nourished by poststructuralist theory, along with a concurrent embrace of scientific imperatives of innovation, the author suggests, operate as an attempt to settle disciplinary unease with undecidability while at the same time...
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differences (2005) 16 (3): 139–157.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Spivak’s,2 a review of La Carte postale,3 she, in talking about the privileged place of woman in your work, says: “Of all the names that Derrida has given to originary undecidability, woman possesses this special quality—she can occupy...
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differences (2001) 12 (3): 128–165.
Published: 01 December 2001
... by crossing it, haunting the text at a boundary at which it remains undecideable what belongs inside the subject and what outside. The spectre is thus a liminal figure—it appears at the threshold...
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differences (1989) 1 (3): 55–87.
Published: 01 November 1989
... that "the penis is both there and not there, that the question is undecidable, that she may be both active and passive, both masculine and feminine" (13). Frank Lentricchia, perhaps modeling his thinking on this common tendency in feminist criticism' has tried to ground a "male feminism" on a man's "double desire...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 276–282.
Published: 01 May 2023
... called “Oedipal Promiscuity” that began as a conference presentation before it was published with the conference proceedings in the inaugural issue of The Undecidable Unconscious: A Journal of Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis . The quote’s most recent appearance is in chapter 4, “Force in Progress...
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differences (2005) 16 (3): 52–67.
Published: 01 December 2005
... “undecidable,” any break in the movement of the reading would settle in a counter-meaning, in the meaning which becomes counter-meaning. (95) [. . . toute pause de lec- ture s’installerait dans le...
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differences (2013) 24 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 December 2013
... how theories of subject unity and responsibility entail a certain policing to exclude the “parasitism” and errancy that he names the unconscious (or undecidability), Derrida tells his own fable: “[I]t is sufficient to introduce...
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differences (2005) 16 (3): 41–51.
Published: 01 December 2005
... that is presence itself (Given 37). The endless reversibility of the direction of contamination, the radical undecidability of the gift, means that we can no longer draw a sharp line between the transcendental and the conditioned. Any movement...
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differences (1993) 5 (3): 1–30.
Published: 01 November 1993
... women, that is, they set themselves up as rivals to each other. At first glance, the undecidability of prostitution, as well as the uncontrollable effects this undecidability generated, seems simply to be a function of the connotation by which prostitution was described. As every literary critic knows...
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differences (2006) 17 (3): 177–194.
Published: 01 December 2006
... the theory, she does so not just constatively but performatively. What Johnson does in her writings is to put deconstructive analysis into practice; she performs performativity, and that creates a certain amount of undecid- ability...
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differences (2001) 12 (3): 1–32.
Published: 01 December 2001
..., is the instability and undecidability of the term queer, to the point where being “queer” and being “undecidable” have become virtually synony- mous. Indeed, I would suggest that this is a specifically queer theoretical claim...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 97–125.
Published: 01 May 2021
... is ultimately explained as a perceptual error, madness, hallucination, so that in the end, familiar natural laws are reaffirmed. The fantastic is a hesitation and undecidability as to whether we are dealing with the marvelous or the uncanny. Does the world function according to natural laws or doesn’t...
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differences (2007) 18 (1): 87–127.
Published: 01 May 2007
... the undecidability of the event in its contingency. An event is an action, something happens, but its nature as happening is a matter of language in the recognition of something, to be classified as an event, extracted from the ongoing...
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differences (2005) 16 (2): 116–137.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., too, renders undecidable the connec- tion it appears to establish. When it is a matter of memory, the promise seems incapable of fulfi lling itself because the future so promised keeps the promise in question forever open; when...
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differences (2005) 16 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 December 2005
...). 6 To Follow The wish here formulated, by someone, you or me, is forever untranslatable and indeed undecidable, between teaching and learning...
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differences (2008) 19 (2): 54–81.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of Badiou’s philosophy of the event inverts this problem: “If there exists an event, its belonging to the situation of its site is undecidable from the standpoint of the situation itself” (Being 181). Rather than seeing the kind...
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differences (1995) 7 (2): 16–40.
Published: 01 July 1995
... its world; in this configuration all zones are erogenous. Pornography threatens to unleash its sexual energy to claim any part, any body, any geographical space as a torrid zone. The undecidability of mixing genders ambiguously in the Memoirs nevertheless has decided material effects. In this case...
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differences (2002) 13 (3): 143–160.
Published: 01 December 2002
..., connecting the undecidability of reading, the instability of cognition, and the philosophical stupefaction of questioning (thaumazein) with the downfall, the vertigo, of knowledge articulated in Schlegel’s writings on irony. differences...