Rogues: Two Essays on Reason

Rogues: Two Essays on Reason

by Jacques Derrida
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0804749515

ISBN-13: 9780804749510

Pub. Date: 12/22/2004

Publisher: Stanford University Press

He enraptured some and infuriated others throughout his life, and in this, one of his last works, Derrida firmly continues in this tradition. First delivered as lectures in 2002, these two essays delineate the nature of voyous, those placed outside the law. He finds within the debate another debate about who is prone to become a voyous and who is prone to assume

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He enraptured some and infuriated others throughout his life, and in this, one of his last works, Derrida firmly continues in this tradition. First delivered as lectures in 2002, these two essays delineate the nature of voyous, those placed outside the law. He finds within the debate another debate about who is prone to become a voyous and who is prone to assume sovereignty. As he draws on the work of Bodin, Hobbes, Rousseau, and Schmitt, Derrida explains his concept of democracy, and how it may not always be the unforeseeable and incalculable other. Along the way Derrida is very clear about how he feels about the current political realities. As fascinating as his lectures are, his notes are even more so. Here, he is not the fierce proponent of a new line of thought, but a patient teacher concerned that his students continue to seek, if not find. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804749510
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
12/22/2004
Series:
Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
624,931
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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