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Derrida and our animal others Derrida's final seminar, "The beast and the sovereign"

David Farrell. Krell

2013

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  • Title:
    Derrida and our animal others Derrida's final seminar, "The beast and the sovereign"
  • Author: David Farrell. Krell
  • Description: Beast and the sovereign I -- Beast and the sovereign II -- How follow the animal ... that I am? -- Is there a touchstone for all philosophy? -- Is apophantic discourse the touchstone? -- Conclusions and directions for future research.
    Jacques Derrida's final seminars were devoted to animal life and political sovereignty--the connection being that animals slavishly adhere to the law while kings and gods tower above it and that this relationship reveals much about humanity in the West. David Farrell Krell offers a detailed account of these seminars, placing them in the context of Derrida's late work and his critique of Heidegger. Krell focuses his discussion on questions such as death, language, and animality. He concludes that Heidegger and Derrida share a commitment to finding new ways of speaking and thinking about huma
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (196 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-253-00945-6
  • Subjects: Derrida, Jacques; Philosophy, French -- 20th century; Power (Philosophy); Sovereignty; Responsibility; Animals (Philosophy); Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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