Derrida, an Egyptian: On the Problem of the Jewish Pyramid

Derrida, an Egyptian: On the Problem of the Jewish Pyramid

Peter Sloterdijk


almost immediately sooner than his loss of life in 2004, Jacques Derrida expressed paradoxical convictions: he used to be convinced that he will be forgotten the very day he died, but even as convinced that anything of his paintings could continue to exist within the cultural reminiscence. this article by way of Peter Sloterdijk - one of many significant figures of up to date philosophy - makes a contribution of its personal to the protection and continuation of Derrida's certain and strong work.
In this short yet illuminating textual content, Sloterdijk bargains a sequence of recontextualizations of Derrida's paintings through exploring the connections among Derrida and 7 significant thinkers, together with Hegel, Freud and Thomas Mann. The leitmotif of this exploration is the position that Egypt and the Egyptian pyramid performs within the philosophical mind's eye of the West, from the exodus of Moses and the Jews to the conceptualization of the pyramid because the archetype of the bulky items that can't be taken alongside via the spirit on its go back to itself.

'Egyptian' is the time period for all constructs that may be subjected to deconstruction - with the exception of the pyramind, that almost all Egyptian of edifices, which stands instead, unshakeable all the time, simply because its shape is the undeconstructible rest of a development that's outfitted to appear because it may after its personal collapse.

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