The Animal That Therefore I Am

Auteur: Jacques Derrida
Taal: Engels
The Animal That Therefore I Am
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780823227914
  • Druk: 1
  • april 2008
  • 192 pagina's
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Jacques Derrida

"Jacques Derrida (/ˈdɛrɪdə/; French: [ʒak dɛʁida]; born Jackie Élie Derrida; July 15, 1930 – October 9, 2004) was a French Algerian-born philosopher best known for developing a form of semiotic analysis known as deconstruction, which he discussed in numerous texts, and developed in the context of phenomenology. He is one of the major figures associated with post-structuralism and postmodern philosophy.

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The Animal That Therefore I Am is the long-awaited translation of the complete text of Jacques Derrida's ten-hour address to the 1997 Cerisy conference entitled The Autobiographical Animal, the third of four such colloquia on his work. The book was assembled posthumously on the basis of two published sections, one written and recorded session, and one informal recorded session. The book is at once an affectionate look back over the multiple roles played by animals in Derrida's work and a profound philosophical investigation and critique of the relegation of animal life that takes place as a result of the distinction-dating from Descartes-between man as thinking animal and every other living species. That starts with the very fact of the line of separation drawn between the human and the millions of other species that are reduced to a single the animal. Derrida finds that distinction, or versions of it, surfacing in thinkers as far apart as Descartes, Kant, Heidegger, Lacan, and Levinas, and he dedicates extended analyses to the question in the work of each of them. The book's autobiographical theme intersects with its philosophical analysis through the figures of looking and nakedness, staged in terms of Derrida's experience when his cat follows him into the bathroom in the morning. In a classic deconstructive reversal, Derrida asks what this animal sees and thinks when it sees this naked man. Yet the experiences of nakedness and shame also lead all the way back into the mythologies of man's dominion over the beasts and trace a history of how man has systematically displaced onto the animal his own failings or betises. The Animal That Therefore I Am is at times a militant plea and indictment regarding, especially, the modern industrialized treatment of animals. However, Derrida cannot subscribe to a simplistic version of animal rights that fails to follow through, in all its implications, the questions and definitions of life to which he returned in much of his later work.

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2008-04-15
Afmetingen
22,2 x 15,2 x 1,3 cm
Aantal pagina's
192 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Jacques Derrida
Redacteur
Marie-Louise Mallet
Uitgever
Fordham University Press

Vertaling

Vertaald door
David Wills

EAN

EAN
9780823227914

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Extra groot lettertype
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NUR code
730
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2008-04-15
Thema Subject Code
QDHR

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