The Purest of Bastards: Works of Mourning, Art, and Affirmation in the Thought of Jacques Derrida

The Purest of Bastards: Works of Mourning, Art, and Affirmation in the Thought of Jacques Derrida

by David Farrell Krell

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780271029993
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 07/24/2007
Series: American and European Philosophy
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

David Farrell Krell is Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University and the author of many books, including Intimations of Mortality: Time, Truth, and Finitude in Heidegger's Thinking of Being (Penn State, 1986), Infectious Nietzsche (1996) and Contagion: Sexuality, Disease, and Death in German Idealism and Romanticism (1998).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ix
Preface xi
Introduction: Memoria in Memoriam 1(24)
Part One: Mourning the Work of Art
Broken Frames
25(24)
Echo, Narcissus, Echo
49(36)
Part Two: Mourning the Work of Philosophy
Mourning the Voice
85(18)
Mourning Ultratranscendence
103(14)
Mourning the Perfect Future
117(12)
Eight Labors of Mourning
129(20)
Part Three: Mourning Affirmation
Knell
149(26)
Mourning Monica, Our (M)Other
175(26)
Conclusion: Affirmation Without Issue 201(14)
Notes 215(16)
Index 231

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David B. Allison

This is an expertly informed analysis, explanation, defense, and affirmation of Derrida's work. The focus on mourning is extremely suggestive and provocative - really thought provoking! The book will be read with delight by specialists in the field and will be of real value also to graduate students – those who wish to engage the formative issues of the tradition. ( David B. Allison, SUNY – Stony Brook)

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