Pronounced in April 1980 at Columbia University, for the centenary of the founding of its Graduate School, these words opened Jacques Derrida's lecture titled "Mochlos; or, The Conflict of the Faculties." This paper made a powerful impression and called attention to one of Kant's essays heretofore unknown even to specialists in Kant studies. It was also during this lecture that Derrida reiterated that deconstruction, "what is hastily called deconstruction as such is never a technical set of discursive procedures, still less a new hermeneutic method operating on archives or utterances in the shelter of a given and stable institution" (Derrida 1992b: 22, original emphasis).
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