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Derrida From Now On

Michael Naas


Written in the wake of Jacques Derrida's death in 2004, this book attempts to do justice to the memory of Derrida and to demonstrate the continuing significance of his work for contemporary philosophy and literary theory. If Derrida's thought is to remain relevant for us today, it must be at once understood in its original context and uprooted and transplanted elsewhere. The author thus begins with an analysis of Derrida's attachment to the French language, to Europe, and to European secular thought, before turning to Derrida's long engagement wi ... More

Keywords: Jacques Derrida, contemporary philosophy, literary theory, French language, secular thought, American culture, American literature, American politics, sovereignty, democracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780823229581
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823229581.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Naas, author