Derrida: The Moment of the Festival is the Moment of Pure Continuity

„Rousseau’s festival excludes play. The moment of the festival is the moment of pure continuity, of in-differance between the time of desire and the time of pleasure. Before the festival, in the state of pure nature, there is no experience of the con­tinuous; after the festival the experience of the discontinuous begins; the festival is the model of the continuous experience.“ (p. 263) #Derrida #Rousseau #festival #continuity

Derrida, Jacques, Of Grammatology; übersetzt von Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Baltimore/London: The Johns Hopkins University Press 21997. 360 S., ISBN 0-8018-S83-S.