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Beast and the Sovereign, Volume II

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ISBN-10: 0226144305

ISBN-13: 9780226144306

Edition: 2011

Authors: Jacques Derrida, Geoffrey Bennington

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The Beast and the Sovereign, Volume IIis the latest entry in the University of Chicago Press's ambitious series of translations of Jacques Derrida's previously unpublished written lectures. Picking up where the previous volume left off, Volume IIextends Derrida's exploration of the fascinating connections between animality and human sovereignty. In the second part of this seminar, originally presented in 20023, Derrida focuses on what at first appear to be two markedly different texts: Heidegger's The Fundamental Concepts of Metaphysicsand Daniel Defoe's classic novel Robinson Crusoe. Shuttling back and forth between the two works, Derrida investigates a number of key concepts and provides…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/15/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
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…    

Foreword to the English Edition
General Introduction to the French Edition
Editorial Note
December II, 2002
December 18, 2002
January 22, 2003
January 29, 2003
February 5, 2003
February 12, 2003
February 26,2003
March 5, 2003
March 12, 2003
March 26, 2003
Index of Names