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The People of the Book

Jean-Luc Nancy

in On the Commerce of Thinking

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780823230365
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235476 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823230365.003.0004
The People of the Book

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The sacredness of the book consists in the fact that the book poses and imposes itself at one and the same time as a given, fully formed, integral and nonmodifiable entity, while also opening itself liberally to reading, which will never stop opening it wider and deeper, giving it a thousand senses or a thousand secrets, rewriting it, finally, in a thousand ways. The commandment to read contains the principle of a necessary explanation of the immanent law of the book, which must also constitute the law of reading.

Keywords: reading; book; read

Chapter.  1161 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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