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Derrida

Jacques. 1930--2004, French philosopher and literary critic, regarded as the founder of deconstruction: author of L'Ecriture et la diff?rence (1967)
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The Shrine at Altamira was published shortly before scholars, such as Derrida, were to devote increased attention to the topic of "forgiveness" in response to South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, established in 1995.
In Given Time, Derrida makes a rigorous distinction between gift and economy and argues that the gift in the conventional sense is not a true gift because of its inscription by an internal contradiction.
Drawing on the fact that the French word for "host" is identical to the word for "guest" (hote) and that the Latin root hostis provides French (and English) with the antithetical concepts "hospitality" and "hostility," Derrida noted that hospitality can be hospitality only when it is not hospitality, when its hospitality-ness is truly impossible.
On Abrahamic-African cultural traffic, Wise again puts together productive yet seemingly disparate texts to reveal the inconsistencies, as well as perceptions, of Derrida on Africa.
This closely argued book, with its deep and careful reading of texts, not only from Lyotard and Derrida but also from those they appeal to, shows that we can persuasively answer the question whether a political ethics is still possible in a postmodern setting with the undeniable answer of yes.
2) However, if such systematisation then seemed risky, in the 1990s Derrida went even further, pointing across fifteen of his works and stating that "[a] plural logic of the aporia thus takes shape" (D 1993: 20).
Jacques Derrida, Dissemination (London: The Athlone Press, 1981), p.
Gutting contrasts this new triad with the earlier trio, this time concerning the turn first to ethics: Levinas and Deleuze followed by Derrida, Levinas and Foucault; then to religion: Derrida and Marion; and finally to ontology and ethics: Alain Badiou, in as many chapters.
Here, Glendinning's Derrida is fresh and inventive, a figure who 'read[s] our time' (49).
Here Derrida echoes Pascal's famous dictum: "la justice sans la force est impuissante; la force sans la justice est tyrannique" ("justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical").
It is also a question that is discussed at length in Dana Hollander's illuminating Exemplarity and n: Rosenzweig and Derrida on the Nation of Philosophy (Stanford UP, forthcoming 2007).