Uma "possibilidade impossível de dizer": o acontecimento em filosofia e em literatura, segundo Jacques Derrida

Uma "possibilidade impossível de dizer": o acontecimento em filosofia e em literatura, segundo Jacques Derrida

Alternative title An impossible possibility of saying: the event in philosophy and literature, according to Jacques Derrida
Author Fontes Filho, Osvaldo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract This paper takes account of the impossible possibility of saying the event, a fertile notion in Derrida's last writings. The possibility of the impossible is an expression borrowed from Heidegger's concept of Ereignis. It is related to an aporetic ethics concerned about responsibility in facing the inappropriability of events. In some of Derrida's most famous possible-impossible aporias - justice rebellious to rule, the ghost of the undecidable in every event of decision, invention that always presupposes some illegality - an ethics of alterity puts forward a critique of the unitary self, a subjectivity under the underivable interpellation coming from events. The relevance of the otherness to understanding any decision solicits the law of the singular event, a promise of originality. However, the incalculable uniqueness and exceptionality of each event implies for Derrida a promise of a monolingual community, with its suspending or bracketing of dissemination acts. In the face of the reserves of the undecidable of fiction, that promise of uniqueness seems obviously impossible. This article aims, therefore, to estimate the deconstructive fertility of the relationship between testimony and fiction in literature, a moment in Derrida's thought in which the categories of truth break down, thus revealing literature as the other of philosophy.
Keywords Event
Philosophy
Literature
Singularity
Alterity
Testimony
Truth
Language Portuguese
Date 2012-01-01
Published in Trans-form-acao. Marilia Sp: Unesp-marilia, v. 35, n. 2, p. 143-161, 2012.
ISSN 0101-3173 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Unesp-Marilia
Extent 143-161
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-31732012000200008
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000308664300008
SciELO ID S0101-31732012000200008 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/45670

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