DERRIDA AND THE TRUTH OF DRAWING : ANOTHER COPERNICAN REVOLUTION? by ELIANE ESCOUBAS Université de Paris XII-Val de Marne A BSTRACT I begin with the hypothesis that Jacques Derrida’s Memoirs of the Blind: The Self-Portrait and Other Ruins is in a way the illustration of Speech and Phenomena and therefore Derrida’s critique of phenomenology, intuition, perception, and seeing. I also want to show in this regard parallels with both Husserl and Kant. I emphasize that what is at issue in Memoirs of the Blind is art, visual arts; and in the great thematic richness of this text, I note the high points as well as the low points concerning the arts of the “visible.” The fundamental question is: Does Derrida “see” the drawing, the painting, and indeed listen to the music? Derrida’s book, Memoirs Of The Blind: The Self-Portrait and Other Ruins , 1 was his response to a request by the Louvre Museum that had inau- gurated, under the title of “ Parti pris ” or “Taking Sides,” a series of exhibitions in which well-known authors were invited to organize an exhibition around a theme of their choice composed largely of paint- ings or drawings drawn from
Research in Phenomenology – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2006
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