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Electronic Supplement, Binary Reprise, Digital Counterpoint

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/9780823230365.003.0011
Electronic Supplement, Binary Reprise, Digital Counterpoint

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Books are heavy and light, they come one after the other, they substitute one for another even as they remain immobilized on solemn library shelves. They are simply books [bouquins] and illegible mumbo jumbo as much as first editions and incunabula. They are easily set alight, but difficult to consume. They are the matter of our thinking, serious yet elusive, available yet secret, obstinately shared among us as the promise of nothing other than this commerce itself.

Keywords: books; matter; commerce

Chapter.  1687 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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