By Jacques Derrida,Pascale-Anne Brault,Michael Naas
Written simply months sooner than his demise, the hole essay, “The position Name(s): Strasbourg,” recounts intimately, and in very relocating phrases, Derrida’s deep attachment to this French urban at the border among France and Germany. greater than only a own narrative, besides the fact that, the essay is a profound interrogation of the connection among philosophy and position, philosophy and language, and philosophy and friendship. As such, it increases a chain of philosophical, political, and moral questions that may all be positioned lower than the aegis of what Derrida as soon as referred to as “philosophical nationalities and nationalism.”
The different 3 texts incorporated within the publication are lengthy interviews/conversations among Derrida and his significant interlocutors in Strasbourg, Jean-Luc Nancy and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe. those interviews are major either for the subjects they concentrate on (language, politics, friendship, loss of life, existence after demise, etc) and for what they demonstrate approximately Derrida’s relationships to Nancy and Lacoue-Labarthe. full of sharp insights into one anothers’ paintings and peppered with own anecdotes and humor, the interviews undergo witness to the decades-long highbrow friendships of those 3 very important modern thinkers.
This assortment therefore stands as a reminder of and testimony to Derrida’s designated dating to Strasbourg and to the 2 thinkers such a lot heavily linked to that city.
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For Strasbourg: Conversations of Friendship and Philosophy by Jacques Derrida,Pascale-Anne Brault,Michael Naas