Derrida: The Birth of Society


„This birth of society is therefore not a passage, it is a point, a pure, fictive and unstable, ungraspable limit. One crosses it in attaining it.“ (p. 267) #Derrida #society #passage #limit

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

Bourbaki: Greek Mathematics


„The originality of the Greeks consists precisely in a conscious effort of arranging mathematical proofs in a sequence so that the passage from one step to the next leaves nothing in doubt and compels universal assent. Of course, the Greek mathematicians, just like their present-day successors, made use of ‚heuristic‘ rather than rigorous arguments in the course of their researches“. (p. 297) #Bourbaki #Greek #mathematics #proof #passage

Bourbaki, Nicolas, Elements of Mathematics: Theory of Sets. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer 2004.