Category Archives: Jacques Derrida

Academic Books of 2015 – my top twenty

The vast majority of academic reading in 2015 was related to Foucault, with a lot of Shakespeare work along the way. Many of these were published some time ago. These were the twenty books published in 2015 I read and most … Continue reading

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Derrida’s 1964-65 seminar ‘Heidegger: The Question of Being and History’ to appear in English in April 2016

News of the next translation of the Derrida seminars – 1964-65’s Heidegger: The Question of Being and History, forthcoming in April 2016. After a bit of a delay it seems the seminars are on again – the second volume of La peine … Continue reading

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Books received – Shakespeare, de Lagasnerie, Derrida, Harper and Bryers

The Penguin edition of Henry IV, Part One, Geoffrey de Lagasnerie’s L’art de la revolt: Snowden, Assange, Manning, Derrida’s Séminaire: La peine de la mort II (2000-2001), and Tom Harper and Tim Bryars, A History of the 20th Century in 100 Maps.

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David Farrell Krell, Phantoms of the Other: Four Generations of Derrida’s Geschlecht reviewed at NDPR

David Farrell Krell, Phantoms of the Other: Four Generations of Derrida’s Geschlecht reviewed at Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews by N. Gabriel Martin. My own review of this great book is forthcoming with Derrida Today.

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Books received 4 – various: Meillassoux, Trawny, Eco, Butler, Krell, Naas, Funambulist papers, journals

And everything else that was in the pile of post as I returned from the US. Umberto Eco’s How to Write a Thesis; Quentin Meillassoux’s Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction; Peter Trawny’s Freedom to Fail: Heidegger’s Anarchy; The Funambulist Papers Volume 2 (in which … Continue reading

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Jacques Derrida’s early essay on Shakespeare’s idea of Kingship – ‘Quite unintelligible’

This page of an assignment by Jacques Derrida on Shakespeare is quite wonderful. He would have been 19-20 years old, while in a khâgne class – post-school, pre-university. While the teacher’s comment that some of this is ‘quite unintelligible’ is very funny; … Continue reading

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Jacques Derrida, Les arts de l’espace: Ecrits et interventions sur l’architecture

Jacques Derrida, Les arts de l’espace: Ecrits et interventions sur l’architecture.  Après Penser à ne pas voir qui réunissait les principaux textes de Jacques Derrida sur le dessin, la peinture et la photographie, voici l’ensemble de s’es réflexions sur l’architecture. … Continue reading

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Books received – GIA, Derrida, Vora, Lorimer, le Doeuff, Braver, Transactions

  Publications by the Groupe Information Asiles and Groupe Information Santé; Derrida’s Cinders, Vora’s Life Support, Lorimer’s Wildlife in the Anthropocene, le Doeuff’s Hipparchia’s Choice; Braver’s Heidegger; and the new issue of Transactions. The UMP books and the Braver are … Continue reading

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David Farrell Krell, Phantoms of the Other: Four Generations of Derrida’s Geschlecht – published and review forthcoming

David Farrell Krell, Phantoms of the Other: Four Generations of Derrida’s Geschlecht has recently been published. Features a reconstruction of an unfinished text by Jacques Derrida from his most penetrating series of readings of Heidegger’s philosophy. During the 1980s Jacques Derrida … Continue reading

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Princeton University Library Acquires Jacques Derrida’s Personal Library

Princeton University Library Acquires Jacques Derrida’s Personal Library – news story here. The Princeton University Library is very pleased to announce the acquisition of the personal working library of Jacques Derrida… Derrida’s library, consisting of about 13,800 published books and … Continue reading

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