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Foundations

Geoffrey Bennington

in Not Half No End

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780748639854
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652105 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639854.003.0003
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This chapter discusses the complexity of origins. It first briefly establishes the argument on complex origins, which is often misrepresented as a programme, a proposal, or a project. It then studies the ‘pure’ sense of institution that leads to Derrida's later and more thematised reflections on institutions and their institutionality. Finally, the chapter differentiates the transcendental dimension from the empirical dimension.

Keywords: complex origins; sense of institution; institutionality; transcendental dimension; empirical dimension

Chapter.  7438 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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