The Marriage (between China and the US)

Andrew wants to kiss a Sarah, because it’s a lovely name without any immediate negative connotations. Meanwhile, in China, they are naming their daughter things likes, @, and &, because these neo-symbols don’t correspond to 1.9 million other @s, like there would be if you named her the symbol for Chang or whatever — There was a great article in National Geo about it, which I can’t find right now, but yeah. Derrida: “Such is the question: the marriage between speech and Being in the unique word, in the finally proper name. Such is the question that enters into the…

vocab (thanks to Derrida)

symploke, nounA figure consisting in the repetition of one word or phrase at the beginning, and of another at the end, of successive clauses or sentences; a combination of anaphora and epistrophe. epistrophe, noun1. Rhet. A figure of speech in which each sentence or clause ends with the same word. protention, nounIn phenomenology: extension of the consciousness of some present act or event into the future; an instance of this. cathexis, noun The concentration or accumulation of mental energy in a particular channel.

Derrida: Differance

“We could thus take up all the coupled oppositions on which philosophy is constructed, and from which our language lives, not in order to see oppositition vanish but to see the emergence of a necessity such that one of the terms appears as the differance of the other, the other as “differed” within the systematic ordering of the same (e.g., the intelligible as differing from the sensible, as sensible differed; the concept as differed-differing intuition, life as differing-differed matter; mind as differed-differing life; culture as differed-differing nature; and all the terms designating what in other than physis – techne, nomos,…