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“The Fidelity of a Guardian”: The “Double Keeping” of Jacques Derrida

Simon Morgan Wortham

in Counter-Institutions

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780823226658
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235131 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823226658.003.0004

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

“The Fidelity of a                   Guardian”: The “Double Keeping” of Jacques                   Derrida

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Derrida's essay “Where a Teaching Body Begins and How It Ends” assumes and performs a certain virtualization (or actuvirtualization) of the teaching body. Long before its time, it keeps open the question of the future, tying its possibility to a series of relations and resistances shaping up around the “virtual.” For all these reasons, this chapter argues that “Where a Teaching Body Begins and How It Ends” is one sign of the “fidelity of a guardian” engaged in a certain “double keeping”.

Keywords: Jacques Derrida; The Principle of Reason; university; Where a Teaching Body Begins and How It Ends; teaching body; actuvirtualization

Chapter.  7101 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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