Jacques Derrida: Key Concepts
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Jacques Derrida: Key Concepts presents a broad overview and engagement with the full range of Derrida's work - from the early phenomenological thinking to his preoccupations with key themes, such as technology, psychoanalysis, friendship, Marxism, racism and sexism, to his ethico-political writings and his deconstruction of democracy. Presenting both an examination of the key concepts central to his thinking and a broader study of how that thinking shifted over a lifetime, the book offers the reader a clear, systematic and fresh examination of the astounding breadth of Derrida's philosophy.
disbelief causes that audience to anticipate the unbelievable. Though we customarily speak of uncertainty as a lack or privation, suspension enables uncertainty to appear as something other than a negative form of knowing. It provides a way of avoiding typical responses to that uncertainty, such as dismissing what is not known as being unimportant, reacting with hostility to that which seems to threaten the claims of epistemology, or, for that matter, falling into the paralysis of a recursive
English at Penn State University. She has published on literary theory, feminist theory, visual culture, poetry, and the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. Her most recent books are Essays on Extinction (2 volumes), published by Open Humanities Press. Penelope Deutscher specializes in twentieth-century and contemporary French philosophy and philosophy of gender. Her main publications include Yielding Gender: Feminism, Deconstruction and the History of Philosophy (Routledge, 1997); A Politics of
Montaigne qualifies his statement and asserts that giving is possible, albeit in an inverted pattern: In the kind of friendship I am talking about, if it were possible for one to give to the other it is the one who received the benefaction who would lay an obligation on his companion. For each of them, more than anything else, is seeking the good of the other, so that the one who furnishes the means and the occasion is in fact the more generous, since he gives to his friend the joy of performing
mutual subjection of each individual to the will of all. Because this appears to undercut our sense that democracy frees us in relation to our fellows, to approach democracy through sovereignty gives Derrida’s discussion a darker tone than it has had before, and may indicate a response to external events. Just as his call to continue to think democracy critically comes in the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the triumphalist claim by some democrats that the end of communism in Europe and
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