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Fear And Trembling

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For Derrida, justice is outside or beyond the law, as it were, for law is a construct, and undeconstructible justice is necessarily not contained by the constructs of the law. True justice is not “calculable,” not a matter of economics or an algorithm: “Law is not justice. Law is the element of calculation, and it is just that there be law, but justice is incalculable, it requires us to calculate with the incalculable; and aporetic experiences are the experiences, as improbable as they are necessary, of justice, that is to say of moments in which the decision between just and unjust is never insured by rule…

It is precisely through this “calculating with the incalculable,” Derrida writes, that we approach justice; our decisions and experiences, by grappling with the incalculable or aporetic, become something excessive that might be beyond deconstruction. Recalling Kierkegaard’s treatment of Abraham and the Knight of Faith in Fear and Trembling, Derrida writes that the experience of “impossibility,” of undecidability, provides the moment for belief, a moment of utter tension when there are both the room and the call for something as immeasurable as justice…

Holding that a decision must in some sense be undecidable or, in other words, must fall in the realm of beliee in order to be just does not in any way suggest that the undecidable nature of a situation is grounds for shirking responsibility. Rather, the deconstruction of accepted rules, “may seem like a move toward irresponsibility at the very moment that, on the contrary, deconstruction calls for an increase in responsibility.
Lori Branch, The Desert in the Desert: Faith and the Aporias of Law and Knowledge in Derrida and The Sayings of the Desert Fathers, pg. 818-819

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