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Interview with Carlo Galli

Gerardo MuñozLehigh University Volume 13, 2019 Schmitt’s grandeur is to be found in his genealogy, that is, in his idea that to understand politics one must first understand the concrete origin. Carlo Galli A democracy devoid of a political center and the capacity to analyze its own dynamics and being capable of responding to them, will...

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Overflowing/Counter-Overflowing. A Commentary on Jacques Derrida’s Théorie et pratique. Cours de l’ENS-Ulm 1975-76.

Alberto MoreirasTexas A&M University Volume 13, 2019 “Faut le faire/ca me regarde” Jacques Derrida, Théorie, p. 37 I. Towards the impasse. Is there a third position? One gets the impression at times that Jacques Derrida’s 1975-76 seminar Théorie et pratique was conceived as a merely pedagogical enterprise—a matter of letting the students know something that Derrida had established...

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The Destruction of Philosophy: Metaphoricity-History-Being

Humberto González NúñezVillanova University Volume 13, 2019 “What I have attempted to do would not have been possible without the opening of Heidegger’s questions.” Jacques Derrida[1] In the present essay, I trace the way in which Derrida engages the theme of the destruction of philosophy[2] in his reading of Heidegger’s work in the 1964-65 seminar, Heidegger: The Question of...

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Polemos: The Struggle between Being and History in Heidegger and Derrida

Shannon DowdNiagara University Volume 13, 2019 “Naturally, when he speaks of war, Heidegger does not tell stories…” Jacques Derrida, Heidegger: The Question of Being and History, p. 199 What does war mean to Heidegger? And what does war mean for Derrida’s interpretation of Heidegger? In Heidegger’s Being and Time and Introduction to Metaphysics, war—understood broadly as struggle and confrontation—forms part of...

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“We Shall Make No Progress Today”

Gareth WilliamsUniversity of Michigan Volume 13, 2019 To liberate the question of being and history, one must, then, stop telling stories, which is to say that one must take a step beyond ontic history… One must, then, constantly and firmly maintain the distrust of historicism. Jacques Derrida In Hegel, a fragmentary text from 1938-39, Martin Heidegger re-visits...

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Difference: a breathless opening

Ludmila FerrariUniversity of Michigan Volume 13, 2019 To philosophize about being shattered is separated by a chasmfrom a thinking that is shattered Martin Heidegger, Pathmarks Where to locate the beginning of my intervention on a book where beginnings and ends are in question? Where everything plays out in the difference between the said and the unsaid? In...

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“Da-sein, first letter to Being”: Reading Heidegger’s Decree of Ipseity in Derrida’s 1964-65 Seminar [1]

Matías BascuñánEmory Universitymatias.bascunan@emory.edu Volume 13, 2019 And before the identity of the subject, what is ipseity? Jacques Derrida[2] In the second year of his last seminar, The Beast and Sovereign, Derrida is explicit about how sovereignty is at work in Heidegger’s thought, particularly with respect to Heidegger’s use of the word Walten, which Derrida reads as a self-emerging...

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Epochages

Geoffrey BenningtonEmory University Volume 13, 2019 “Un texte a toujours plusieurs âges, la lecture doit en prendre son parti” Jacques Derrida, De la grammatologie, p. 150 What follows is a very modest contribution to an ongoing attempt to understand Derrida’s understanding of historicity in relation to Heidegger. It’s somewhat focused on the recently-published 1964-5 seminar Heidegger: The Question of...

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Geschehen and (Hi-)Story-telling: The Question of Metaphoricity and Narrative

Maddalena CerratoTexas A&M University Volume 13, 2019 To speak of a question of being is, by the simple elocution of the word being, to determine it, to determine metaphorically the cipher of non-metaphor. Determine it in what way? Well, for example, still by the linguistic determination to which one cannot fail to make appeal. And this linguistic determination...

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Teoría, práctica e historicidad. A propósito de dos cursos de derrida.

Jorge Álvarez YágüezPF.D., Universidad complutense de Madrid Volume 13, 2019 1. Introducción: Los dos cursos de Derrida. Crítica de la subjetividad. Historicidad del Dasein e Historia presente. En este texto se examinarán, como el título acaso sugiera, dos cursos de Derrida, distanciados en diez años: Heidegger: la question de l´Être et l´Histoire (1964-65) y Théorie et pratique (1975)[1], si bien el centro...