Vol. 13 No. 2 (2020): Reading Philosophy Through Archives and Manuscripts

Interminable readings. Jacques Derrida between archive and dissemination

Francesco Vitale
Università degli Studi di Salerno (Italy)

Published 2020-12-18


  • Deconstruction,
  • archive,
  • animal,
  • memory,
  • trace

How to Cite

Vitale, F. (2020). Interminable readings. Jacques Derrida between archive and dissemination. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi dell’estetico, 13(2), 47–57. https://doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-11766


The paper seeks to outline the relationship between Geschlecht III and Derrida’s published texts devoted to the mark «Geschlecht» in order to detect the general strategy followed by Jacques Derrida into the construction of his archive during his lifetime. Indeed, we suppose that his archive has to be build in accordance with his deconstructive statements about the classical conception of the archive: a totalizing closure of a textual production able to trace it back to the unity of an ideal identity. In particular, the paper aims to focus on a passage at the end of Jacques Derrida’s Geschlecht III, where the question of the animal in Heidegger comes in the foreground and in a way that is slightly different from what we already know through Derrida’s published Works and could impose a re-reading of its «entire» work. 


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