By Jacques Derrida, Maurizio Ferraris

ISBN-10: 0745623336

ISBN-13: 9780745623337

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"This dialogue - either autobiographical and highbrow - is likely one of the very clearest introductions to Derrida's work." occasions Literary Supplement

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In this sequence of dialogues, Derrida discusses and elaborates on the various critical topics of his paintings, similar to the issues of genesis, justice, authorship and dying. Combining autobiographical mirrored image with philosophical enquiry, Derrida illuminates the information that experience characterised his inspiration from its starting to the current day. If there's one characteristic that hyperlinks those contributions, it's the subject matter of singularity - the individuality of the person, the resistance of life to philosophy, the temporality of the singular and unparalleled second, and the matter of exemplarity.

The moment half this e-book includes an essay by means of Maurizio Ferraris, during which he explores the questions of indication, time and the inscription of the transcendental within the empirical. a piece of exceptional philosophy and scholarship, the essay is constructed in shut proximity to Derrida and in discussion with figures similar to Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, Kant, Hegel and Heidegger. It thereby presents an invaluable creation to the philosophy of 1 of Italy's so much famous philosophers in addition to an exceptional supplement to Derrida's personal ideas.

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Taking the case of Socrates, since we mentioned it a moment ago: the name Socrates has to remain the same, the same has to be repeated, but each time I say 'Socrates' the naming has to be another and to designate the same otherwise and as something other. So in naming, in name ability itself, there is iterability, or what has no name. When Husser! says, for example, 'there is no name for it', he is referring as much to the name as to that for which there is no name. He is saying something about the name, namely: What is a name?

IIIE SECRET' I don't take philosophy seriow,ly or that I confuse philosophy with something else, but thell at the same time that I am too meticulous, too literalist a philosopher, and they can't come to terms with this mixture of religious respect and miscreance. Ferraris. 1989. 'Opening address to the large colloquium organized by the Cardozo School of Law in New York [ ... ] on Deconstruction and the Possibility of Justice' (Bennington, p. 335). Derrida. It could be shown that there was nothing I said on that occasion that wasn't included in my earlier texts.

Literature attempts to lead to conclusions, even if they are suspensive or undecidable; it is an organized discourse that exchanges with the other, needs the response of the other, is discursive, and therefore passes through a temporality. Such argumentation does not obey the norms of philosophy, even supposing - and it is still a presupposition - that within philosophy there is only one type of argumentation. All the discussions between philosophers throughout history are not only discussions - thus, argumentations about theses or thetic contents, but are also about argumentative norms.

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