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Philosophy in a Time of Terror: Dialogues with Jurgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida / Edition 1
     

Philosophy in a Time of Terror: Dialogues with Jurgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida / Edition 1

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by Giovanna Borradori
 

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ISBN-10: 0226066665

ISBN-13: 9780226066660

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

The idea for Philosophy in a Time of Terror was born hours after the attacks on 9/11 and was realized just weeks later when Giovanna Borradori sat down with Jurgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida in New York City, in separate interviews, to evaluate the significance of the most destructive terrorist act ever perpetrated. This book marks an unprecedented encounter between

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The idea for Philosophy in a Time of Terror was born hours after the attacks on 9/11 and was realized just weeks later when Giovanna Borradori sat down with Jurgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida in New York City, in separate interviews, to evaluate the significance of the most destructive terrorist act ever perpetrated. This book marks an unprecedented encounter between two of the most influential thinkers of our age as here, for the first time, Habermas and Derrida overcome their mutual antagonism and agree to appear side by side. As the two philosophers disassemble and reassemble what we think we know about terrorism, they break from the familiar social and political rhetoric increasingly polarized between good and evil. In the process, we watch two of the greatest intellects of the century at work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226066660
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
885,085
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: Philosophy in a Time of Terrorix
Acknowledgementsxv
Introduction: Terrorism and the Legacy of the Enlightenment
Habermas and Derrida1
Part 1Fundamentalism and Terror
A Dialogue with Jurgen Habermas25
Reconstructing Terrorism-Habermas45
Part 2Autoimmunity: Real and Symbolic Suicides
A Dialogue with Jacques Derrida85
Deconstructing Terrorism-Derrida137
Notes173
Index199

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