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•“The disappearance of truth as presence, the withdrawal of the present origin of presence, is the condition of all (manifestation of) truth. Nontruth is the truth. Nonpresence is presence. Difference, the disappearance of any originary presence, is at once the condition of possibility and the condition of impossibility of truth.”
•“The disappearance of truth as presence, the withdrawal of the present origin of presence, is the condition of all (manifestation of) truth.” •There is no un-mediated access to truth(where truth is simply present in itself as such).•What we have (what we call truth) is a detour through mediation. So truth is always mediated (always takes place through a medium that comes between us and the thing whose presence we supposedly want to access).•“Nontruth is the truth. Nonpresence is presence.”•Nontruth (mediated truth) is truth. Nonpresence (mediated presence) is presence.•Difference, the disappearance of any originary presence, is at once the condition of possibility and the condition of impossibility of truth.”
•“[T]he being-present in its truth, in the presence of its identity and in the identity of its presence, is doubled as soon as it appears, as soon as it presents itself. It appears, in its essence, as the possibility of its own most proper nontruth, of its pseudotruth reflected in the icon, the phantasm, or the simulacrum. What is is not what it is, identical and identical to itself, unique, unless it adds to itself the possibility of being repeated as such. And its identity is hollowed out by that addition, withdraws itself in the supplement that presents it.”•“The disappearance of the Face of the structure of repetition can thus no longer be dominated by the value of truth. On the contrary, the opposition between the true and the untrue is entirely comprehended, inscribed, within this structure or this generalized writing. The true and the untrue are both species of repetition.”
•“Repetition gives itself out to be a repetition of life … Keeping close to itself through mneme, logosand phone.” [Because memory, reason and voice are already forms of repetition but which Plato thinks as closer to truth]•“But on the other hand, repetition is the very movement of nontruth: the presence of what is gets lost, disperses itself, multiplies itself through mimemes, icons, phantasms, simulacra, etc. Through phenomena, already. And this type of repetition is the possibility of becoming-perceptible-to-the-senses: nonideality.”
Derrida on philosophy•“The ‘idea,’ the institution, of philosophy is inscribed first in a particular language and in a culture, in Greek language and culture. Thus what we can rigorously call “philosophy” exists nowhere other than in Greece. While there are certainly very powerful bodies of thought elsewhere, which are other than philosophy, philosophy as a specific project of the thinking of beingwas born in Greece.