• Dan Geva


The introductory chapter steadfastly endeavors to clarify the epistemic motives, methodical means, linguistic logic, and metaphysical presuppositions that concern my attempt to develop for the documentarian a philosophical project that, while basing its raison d’être on the archeology of 123 years of historical documentarianship, recognizes the urgency of moving on and developing new, semiotic and philosophical grounds. I introduce the distinctive functions of the four key disciplines that motivate, afford, and help conduct the book’s line of interrogation: philosophy, semiotics, psychoanalysis, and documentary theory. Each discipline (or subfield) receives a special explanatory treatment that elucidates the discipline’s distinctive presence in and explanatory relevance to the book.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan Geva
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    • 2
  1. 1.Haifa UniversityHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Beit-Berl CollegeBeit-BerlIsrael

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