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Miracle and Machine: Jacques Derrida and the Two Sources of Religion, Science, and the Media

Michael Naas


Miracle & Machine is, in a first moment, a sort of “reader’s guide” to Jacques Derrida’s 1994–5 essay “Faith and Knowledge,” Derrida’s most important work on the nature of religion in general and on the unprecedented forms it is taking today through science and the media. It thus provides essential background for understanding Derrida’s essay, commentary on its unique style and its central figures (e.g., Kant, Hegel, Bergson, and Heidegger), and assessment of its principal philosophical claims about the fundamental duplicity of religion and the ineluctably autoimmune relationship between relig ... More

Keywords: Jacques Derrida, Deconstruction, Faith, Knowledge, Religion, Media, science, Don DeLillo

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823239979
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823239979.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Naas, author
Philosophy Department, DePaul University