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Islam and the West A Conversation with Jacques Derrida

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ISBN-10: 0226102866

ISBN-13: 9780226102863

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jacques Derrida, Mustapha Cherif, Teresa Lavender Fagan, Giovanna Borradori

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In the spring of 2003, Jacques Derrida sat down for a public debate in Paris with Algerian intellectual Mustapha Ch'233;rif. The eminent philosopher arrived at the event directly from the hospital where he had just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the illness that would take his life just over a year later. That he still participated in the exchange testifies to the magnitude of the subject at hand: the increasingly distressed relationship between Islam and the West and the questions of freedom, justice, and democracy that surround it. As Ch'233;rif relates in this account of their dialogue, the topic of Islam held special resonance for Derrida-perhaps it is to be expected that near…    
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List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Jacques Derrida was born in El-Biar, Algeria on July 15, 1930. He graduated from the �cole Normal Sup�rieure in 1956. He taught philosophy and logic at both the University of Paris and the �cole Normal Sup�rieure for around 30 years. His works of philosophy and linguistics form the basis of the school of criticism known as deconstruction. This theory states that language is an inadequate method to give an unambiguous definition of a work, as the meaning of text can differ depending on reader, time, and context. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 40 books on various aspects of deconstruction including Of Grammatology, Glas, The Postcard: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond, and…    

Teresa Lavender Fagan is a freelance translator living in Chicago; she has translated numerous books for the University of Chicago Press and other publishers.

Foreword: Pure Faith in Peace
Introduction: Friendship, Above All
The Future of Civilizations
The Discussion
To Have Lived, and to Remember, as an Algerian
East-West: Unity and Differences
Injustice and Decline
Separation or Connection?
Progress Is Absolute, or There Is No Progress
Conclusion: The Different Other Is Indispensable to Our Lives
Afterword: From the Southern Shores, Adieu to Derrida
Biography: Derrida and the Southern Shores