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The Animal that Therefore I Am (Facsimile, 2019)

Facsimile of Jacques Derrida’s The Animal That Therefore I Am. 1) Book 250x150mm. 2) Instagram Cat Account.


The original publication of The Animal that Therefore I Am is a transcribed text of Derrida's lecture on the autobiographical animal. The book reflects on the philosophical analysis of the animal, through the figures of looking and nakedness. The original title in French, L'animal donc je suis, plays with the double meaning of the word suis which can mean "be (am)" or "follow". This served as the motivation for the facsmile which was matched with an Instagram account for Kuma, the cat who lives with me.