Derrida: Festival and Incest

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„What follows the festival? The age of the supplement, of articulation, of signs, of representatives. That is the age of the prohibition of incest. Before the festival, there was no incest because there was no prohibition of incest and no society. After the festival there is no more incest because it is forbidden.“ (p. 263) #Derrida #festival #incest

Derrida: The Festival

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„The festival itself would be incest itself if some such thing – itself – could take place; if, by taking place, incest were not to confirm the prohibition: before the prohibition, it is not incest; forbidden, it cannot become incest except through the recognition of the prohibition. We are always short of or beyond the limit of the festival, of the origin of society, of that present within which simultaneously the interdict is (would be) given with the transgression: that which passes (comes to pass) always and (yet) never properly takes place. It is always as if I had committed incest.“ (p. 267) #Derrida #festival #incest

Derrida: Nature and Culture

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„Society, language, history, articulation, in a word supplementarity, are born at the same time as the prohibition of incest. That last is the hinge [brisure] between nature and culture.“ (p. 265) #Derrida #incest #hinge #nature #culture

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

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„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