JUDAISM. JILL ROBBINS. Jacques Derrida. “CIRCUMFESSION.” Trans. Geoffrey Bennington. Jacques Derrida. By Geoffrey Bennington and Jacques Derrida. Derrida’s Circumfession serves as an example of how autobiography is always already hetero-thanato-biographical writing with the other, for the other and by. With Derrida’s Circumfession constantly in the background, this volume takes up the provocative readings of Augustine by Heidegger, Lyotard.

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This is one more reason why I prefer to speak of ‘mark’ rather than of language. Stiegler understands Derrida’s thinking cigcumfession textuality and inscription in terms of a thinking of originary technicity, and in this context speaks of “the originary default of origin that arche-writing constitutes” p. Together these texts, as a dialogue Inventions of the Other Vol.

Augustine and of course Rousseauwhile at the same time providing an curcumfession for Derrida to reflect on memories from his life. The circumfession is also a demonstration that deconstruction cannot be systematized, as Bennington’s commentary fails to truly ‘pin down’ the life of Derrida as made evident in this curious little text. Derrida traveled widely and held a series of visiting and permanent positions.

Jacques Derrida

In he published The Other Headingin which he discussed the concept of identity as in cultural identityEuropean identityand national identityin the name of which in Europe have been unleashed “the worst violences,” “the crimes of xenophobia, racism, anti-Semitism, religious or nationalist fanaticism. His work retains major academic influence throughout continental EuropeSouth America and all other countries where ” continental philosophy ” has been predominant, particularly in debates around ontologyepistemology especially concerning social sciencesethicsaestheticshermeneuticsand the philosophy of language.

Beyond these explicit political interventions, however, Derrida was engaged in rethinking politics and the political itself, within and beyond philosophy. I have the challenge of trying to be unpredictable after him, which is impossible Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Continental philosophy Post-structuralism Deconstruction Radical hermeneutics [1]. Though Derrida addressed the American Philosophical Association on at least one occasion in[] and was highly regarded by some contemporary philosophers like Richard RortyAlexander Nehamas[] and Stanley Cavellhis work has been regarded by other analytic philosophers, such as John Searle and Willard Cicumfession Orman Quine[] as pseudophilosophy or sophistry.


In an appendix added to the edition of his History of MadnessFoucault disputed Derrida’s interpretation of his work, and accused Derrida of practicing “a historically well-determined little pedagogy [ I’ll admit that it’s hard enough to read Derrida, and I won’t suggest that this is easier – in fact, reading this as a straightforward work front-to-back will probably lead to more confusion. The memoir became cause for controversy, because shortly before Derrida published his piece, it had been discovered by the Belgian literary critic Ortwin de Graef that long before his academic career in the US, de Man had written almost two hundred essays in a pro-Nazi newspaper during the Ccircumfession occupation of Belgiumincluding several that were explicitly antisemitic.

The idea or phonic substance that a sign contains is of less importance than the other signs that surround it.

The revised idea—for example—that everything exists in some context is a banality but a charade ensues as if the original claim— nothing exists outside of text [ sic ]—had been established. I like it very much. The effect of Derrida’s paper was such that by the time the conference proceedings were published inthe title of the collection had become The Structuralist Controversy.

There is no “there” there. He is the author of several books on Derrida and translator of many others by him, and he is coeditor of The Seminars of Jacques Derrida series.

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The bottom third is separated by a horizontal line, under which is a running commentary by Derrida. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Geoffrey Bennington sets out here to write a systematic account of the thought of Jacques Derrida. But I definitely appreciate Derrida’s paratextual manipulations and evasions of Bennington, who tries as hard as he can to pin down Derrida’s thought at the same time. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. It can be understood neither from a genetic nor from a structuralist and taxonomic point of view, nor from a combination of both points of view.


He was elected as its first president. Some critics [] have suggested that Searle, by being so grounded in the analytical tradition that he was unable to engage with Derrida’s continental phenomenological tradition, was at fault for the unsuccessful nature of the exchange.

Derrida argues that every iteration is necessarily “citational,” due to the graphematic nature of speech and writing, and that language could not work at all without the ever-present and ineradicable possibility of such alternate readings.

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One signifier seeks its signified which in turn seeks its referent, but cerrida the unruly world of Derridean deconstruction, that referent is never found. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. As writing, communication, if one insists upon maintaining the word, is not the means of transport of sense, the exchange of intentions and meanings, the discourse and “communication of consciousnesses.

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It is to ask the question about the unity of derridz historical ground on whose basis a xerrida reduction is possible and is motivated by itself. In the s, during the American culture warsconservatives started a dispute over Derrida’s influence and legacy upon American intellectuals, [51] and claimed that he influenced American literary critics and theorists more than academic philosophers. Responding to Bennington’s text at every turn is Derrida’s own excerpts from his life and thought that, appearing at the bottom of each page, resist circumscription.

Derrida often worked in a collaborative arrangement, allowing his prolific output to be translated into English in a timely fashion.

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