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According to Derrida,we can use books to clarify abstract knowledge and bring us closer to Truth.

"...visible things are made to lead us to the knowledge of invisible things..."

"...Nothing can now stand in the way of our pursuing, with infinitely multiplying means, one hand on the Book of Books, the other on the Universe, that great symbolic inquiry that was for twelve centuries the occupation of the Fathers of Faith and Art."

[quoted in Derrida 46]

Clearly, Derrida is thinking in Platonic terms. What else could a "Book of Books" be but a Form?

Erica Jean Seidel