This collection of essays and interviews encompasses the political and ethical thinking of Jacques Derrida over a 30-year period. The texts shed light on his work and should be useful to scholars in many disciplines - politics, philosophy, history, cultural studies, literature, and a range of interdisciplinary programmes. Derrida's arguments vary in their responsiveness to given political questions - sometimes they are vivid polemics on behalf of a position or figure, sometimes they are reflective analyses of a philosophical problem. They are united by the recurrent question of political decision or responsibility and the insistence that the apparent simplicity or programmatic character of political decision is in fact a profound avoidance of the political. This volume testifies to the possibility and the necessity of a philosophical politics.
The work assembles some of the most telling examples of the intrinsic relationship, so often affirmed by Derrida in more abstract philosophic terms, between deconstructivist reading practices and what is called the "political" - more precisely, politics in an almost down-to-earth, pragmatic and commonsense use of the word. Among the many subjects covered are: the death penalty in the United States; the civil war in Algeria; globalization and cosmopolitanism; the American Declaration of Independence; Jean-Paul Sartre; the value of objectivity; politics and friendship; and the relationship between deconstruction and actuality. The item "Negotiations Interventions and Interviews, 1971-2001 Cultural Memory in the" is in sale since Saturday, June 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Non-Fiction".
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