THE DECONSTRUCTION SERIE: once a month from January 2015 until June 2015. Course coordinators: Jean-Luc Nancy, Giovanni Tusa
1) DESTRUKTION. HEIDEGGER AFTER DERRIDA.
2) ON LIMIT AND BEYOND: BEING SINGULAR PLURAL.
3) AFTER THE ARCHIVE: ON POWER, ARCHITECTURE, BELONGING.
4) CINEMA AND IMAGE: VIOLENCE, EVIDENCE, CATASTROPHE.
5) ETHICS: ON NEVER LEARNING HOW TO LIVE. DERRIDA AND MARX.
6) NANCY’S STRUCTION: BEING-TOGETHER BEYOND STRUCTURE.
This course will explore the crucial issues of the work of Heidegger, Derrida, Nancy.
Deconstruction could be conceived as a kind of inhabitation, an activity which dismantle the house in which it dwells, while still living in it. In Derrida word’s, there is no other way of living that is not inheriting, we are profoundly always already implicated in the tradition we are questioning. Deconstruction is a radical operation that exposes the way in which a privileged concept serves as a principle or idea that grounds a stable structure: a text, a philosophical system, an institution, a political organization, a state. Something that has always being already separated, and thus, elevated, and becomes unexamined within the structure or system to which it belongs, to which it is proper. As Derrida put it, the of structure has always neutralised what he calls, the structurality of a structure, and therefore “structure—or rather the structurality of structure—although it has always been at work, has always been neutralised or reduced, and this by a process of giving it a center or of referring it to a point of presence, a fixed origin. The function of this center was not only to orient, balance, and organize the structure … but above all to make sure that the organizing principle of the structure would limit what we might call the play of the structure. (1978, 278).
Laruelle pointed out that “deconstruction consists in establishing play ‘between’ the parts, in making them move in relation to each other. This relation between parts is absolute because of the supplement of an absolute Other. Deconstruction consists in undoing the enclosure or the foreclosure of a system without breaking it, in unbinding the organization of the set, in weakening the disposition [systase] of the system (Heidegger), in making disseminated strangeness appear”.