Imagine that French were a dead language.Derrida.
I could just as well have said: Represent that to yourselves, French, a dead language.
And in some archive of paper or stone, on some roll of microfilm, we could read a sentence. I read it here, let it be the opoening sentence of this introductory address, for example this: "One might say that we represent something (nous sommes en représentation).
Are we sure we know what this means, today? Let us not be too quick to believe it.
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