Silverman, K. “Speaking about Godard,” re truth

Patricia proposes a radically new reading of the categories of truth and falsehood. She asks, “what is a false image?” and answers, “there, where the imave and sound [seem] true.” She thereby suggests that an image or sound is false not when it misrepresents reality, but when it seems adequate to reality–when we are able to assimilate it to ourselves. An image or sound is true, on the other hand when it manifestly fails to represent us.

Kaja Silverman, “Speaking about Godard,” p. 128

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