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Given Time: I. Counterfeit Money

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Given Time: I. Counterfeit Money

Given Time: I. Counterfeit Money
University Of Chicago Press | September 1, 1994 | ISBN-10: 0226143147 | 182 pages | PDF | 27.9 MB

Is giving possible? Is it possible to give without immediately entering into a circle of exchange that turns the gift into a debt to be returned? This question leads Jacques Derrida to make out an irresolvable paradox at what seems the most fundamental level of the gift's meaning: for the gift to be received as a gift, it must not appear as such, since its mere appearance as gift puts it in the cycle of repayment and debt.