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.

Todorov: Solitude


„Solitude is not contrary to the state of nature but to the nature of man such as he really exists, that is, in society.“ (p. 58) #Todorov #solitude #society

Todorov, Tzvetan, Frail Happiness. An Essay on Rousseau; übersetzt von John T. Scott und Robert D. Zaretsky. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press 2001.

Locke: The Liberty of Man


„The liberty of man, in society, is to be under no other legislative power, but that established, by consent, in the commonwealth; nor under the dominion of any will, or restraint of any law, but what that legislative shall enact, according to the trust put in it.“ (Sect. 22) #Locke #liberty #society #power