Perhaps ... Jacques Derrida and Pyrrhonian scepticism

Robert Christopher Plant

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The formulae “perhaps” and “perhaps not,” […] we adopt in place of “perhaps it is and perhaps it is not” […]. But here again we do not fight about phrases […] these expressions are indicative of non-assertion. Sextus Empiricus, Outlines of Pyrrhonism
One could spend years on […] the perhaps […] whose modality will render fictional and fragile everything that follows […]. One does not testify in court and before the law with “perhaps.” Jacques Derrida, Demeure: Fiction and Testimony
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-156
Number of pages20
JournalAngelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006


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