Reading Derrida Reading Derrida: Deconstruction as Self‐Inheritance


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Samir Haddad
Fordham University
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Derrida argued at great length early on in his career that texts live on in the absence of their author. The question remains, however, of precisely how this survival takes place. In this paper I argue that the life of Derrida?s own ?uvre is sustained through his particular practice of self?inheritance. I justify this claim by focusing on one moment in the text Rogues: Two Essays on Reason, in which Derrida inherits from himself through self?citation. In citing himself while at the same time modifying his citation, Derrida sets into motion a deconstruction of his own text that he does not seem to anticipate. It is this movement of deconstruction that enables Derrida?s text to live on
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