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
[quoted in Derrida 46]
Clearly, Derrida is thinking in Platonic terms. What else could a "Book
of Books" be but a Form?