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Living Together: Jacques Derrida's Communities of Violence and Peace

Elisabeth Weber

Abstract

For Jacques Derrida, the notions and experiences of “community,” “living,” “together” never ceased to harbor radical interrogations. The often anguished question of how to “live together” moved Derrida throughout his oeuvre, animating his sustained reflection on hospitality, friendship, responsibility, justice, forgiving, mourning as well as his interventions as an outspoken critic of South Africa's Apartheid, the Israel/Palestine conflict, the bloody civil war in his native Algeria, human rights abuses, French immigration laws, the death penalty, and the so-called war on terror. The paradoxes ... More

Keywords: Deconstruction, community, ethics, Israel/Palestine, justice, reconciliation, forgiveness, war on terror, anti-semitism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823249923
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823249923.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elisabeth Weber, editor
University of California, Santa Barbara

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