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The End of the World and Other Teachable Moments
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The End of the World and Other Teachable Moments: Jacques Derrida's Final Seminar

Michael Naas

Abstract

This book follows the remarkable itinerary of Jacques Derrida's final seminar, “The Beast and the Sovereign” (2001–3), as the explicit themes of the seminar namely, sovereignty and the question of the animal come to be supplemented and interrupted by questions of death, mourning, survival, the archive, and, especially, the end of the world. The book begins with Derrida's analyses, in the first year of the seminar, of the question of the animal in the context of his other published works on the same subject. It then follows Derrida through the second year of the seminar, presented in Paris from ... More

Keywords: Jacques Derrida, anima, ordinary violence, 9/11, Maurice Blanchot, death

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823263288
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823263288.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Naas, author
DePaul University