A Taste for the Secret by Jacques Derrida, Maurizio Ferraris

By Jacques Derrida, Maurizio Ferraris

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"This dialogue - either autobiographical and highbrow - is likely one of the very clearest introductions to Derrida's work." occasions Literary Supplement

In this sequence of dialogues, Derrida discusses and elaborates on a number of the crucial topics of his paintings, resembling the issues of genesis, justice, authorship and demise. Combining autobiographical mirrored image with philosophical enquiry, Derrida illuminates the guidelines that experience characterised his suggestion from its commencing to the current day. If there's one function that hyperlinks those contributions, it's the topic of singularity - the individuality of the person, the resistance of life to philosophy, the temporality of the singular and unheard of second, and the matter of exemplarity.

The moment half this publication comprises an essay by way of Maurizio Ferraris, within which he explores the questions of indication, time and the inscription of the transcendental within the empirical. a piece of remarkable philosophy and scholarship, the essay is constructed in shut proximity to Derrida and in discussion with figures similar to Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, Kant, Hegel and Heidegger. It thereby offers an invaluable creation to the philosophy of 1 of Italy's such a lot famous philosophers in addition to a great supplement to Derrida's personal ideas.

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Philosophy has a way of being at home with itself [chez elle] that lonsists in not being at home with itself, whence this douhle' hind with respect to the philosophical. This explains many of tlH' II'a( tions to my work. Pcople think 56 'I HAVE A 'I'''SII Illl! IIIE SECRET' I don't take philosophy seriow,ly or that I confuse philosophy with something else, but thell at the same time that I am too meticulous, too literalist a philosopher, and they can't come to terms with this mixture of religious respect and miscreance.

When I write an essay on my own, I can also justify myself - they called me, they asked me for an article. But when working with others, as we are doing now for example, the problem arises of what you imagine you're doing and why you're doing it. The book we did together in Capri on 'Religion', to give another example, stemmed from a publishing initiative, but there was a break between the publisher's economic and practical idea and the choice of the theme. 4 Why is one theme chosen rather than another, especially in a group project?

Taking the proper name seriously means taking seriously the oldest locus of resistance to the authority of translation; at the beginning of this conversation we spoke about opening to the other, about the fact that the other was there, and that there has to be a 'has to' by which I am disarmed before the other: this is what the proper name means. There was Socrates, there was Plato, absolutely singular moments that came before me, and that are the law; I have to try to respect the very thing that is untranslatable in the event that carries the name of Socrates.

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