Archive fever: 'order is no longer assured'

A. Boshoff

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This article uses a close reading of Jacques Derrida’s short work Archive fever: A Freudian impression (1996), in order to show the structural impossibility for law and the wider legal system to protect itself from the destabilising effects of deconstruction. It shows law’s inability to stabilise/close the system and hence its inability to ‘assure order’.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)632-645
Number of pages14
JournalSouth African Journal of Philosophy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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