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Derrida and Our Animal Others Derrida's Final Seminar, the Beast and the Sovereign

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ISBN-10: 0253009332

ISBN-13: 9780253009333

Edition: 2013

Authors: David Farrell Krell

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Jacques Derrida's final seminars were devoted to animal life and political sovereignty--the connection being that animals slavishly adhere to the law while kings and gods tower above it and that this relationship reveals much about humanity in the West. David Farrell Krell attended these seminars and offers a detailed account of them, placing them in the context of Derrida's late work and his critique of Heidegger. Krell focuses his discussion on questions such as death, language, and animality. He concludes that Heidegger and Derrida share a commitment to finding new ways of speaking and thinking about human and animal life.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 6/18/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.15" wide x 8.98" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

David Farrell Krell, Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University, is author of several books, including Postponements (IUP, 1986), Of Memory, Reminiscence, Writing (IUP, 1990), Daimon Life (IUP, 1992), Infectious Nietzsche (IUP, 1996), and Contagion (IUP, 1998).

List of Abbreviations
The Beast and the Sovereign I
The Beast and the Sovereign II
How Follow the Animal… That I Am?
Is There a Touchstone for All Philosophy?
Is Apophantic Discourse the Touchstone?
Conclusions and Directions for Future Research