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Counter-Institutions: Jacques Derrida and the Question of the University

Simon Morgan Wortham


This book provides a definitive account of Jacques Derrida's involvement in debates about the university. Derrida was a founding member of the Research Group on the Teaching of Philosophy (GREPH), an activist group that mobilized opposition to the Giscard government's proposals to “rationalize” the French educational system in 1975. He also helped to convene the Estates General of Philosophy, a vast gathering in 1979 of educators from across France. Furthermore, he was closely associated with the founding of the Internatio ... More

Keywords: Jacques Derrida, university, philosophy, political thinking, France, citizenship, rights, asylum, immigration, terror

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780823226658
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823226658.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Morgan Wortham, author