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By Lisa Foran, Rozemund Uljée

This booklet explores the relation among Heidegger, Levinas and Derrida by way of a discussion with specialists at the paintings of those collectively influential thinkers. every one essay during this assortment specializes in the relation among no less than of those 3 philosophers concentrating on quite a few subject matters, akin to Alterity, Justice, fact and Language. by way of contextualising those thinkers and tracing their collectively shared topics, the ebook establishes the query of distinction and its ongoing radicalization because the challenge to which phenomenology needs to respond.

Heidegger’s effect on Derrida and Levinas used to be really large. Derrida as soon as claimed that his paintings ‘would no longer were attainable with no the outlet of Heidegger’s questions.’ both, as friends, Derrida and Levinas commented on and critiqued every one other’s paintings. by means of reading the variations among those thinkers on quite a few subject matters, this publication represents a philosophically enriching undertaking and crucial examining for realizing the respective tasks of every of those philosophers.

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It implies the subverting idea that it is not sufficient to describe the opening of language within the limits of metaphysical concepts, such as logos, reason, meaning, presence, consciousness, but that it is necessary to reverse the relationship of dependence between these notions and writing. From this perspective, the written text is not the deficient modus of attesting to the truth of metaphysical concepts, but, on the contrary, the metaphysical understanding of language appears to be the effect of a production of significations from a chain and displacement of signifiers, the differential relations between which are uncontrollable.

1997. Adieu – to Emmanuel Levinas. Trans. -A Brault and M. Naas. Stanford: Stanford University Press. The Gift and the Skin: Derrida and Levinas on Language, Metaphor and Subjectivity Arthur Cools Abstract In this article, I discuss the ambiguous role of metaphor in the philosophies of Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida. In line with Heidegger’s criticism of metaphor as a means of metaphysical thinking, both relate language to an otherness that exceeds any ontological clarification. However, both reintroduce basic metaphors in order to be able to address the question of subjectivity: the skin in Levinas’ analysis of substitution in Otherwise than Being, the gift in Derrida’s writings, in particluar his readings of Plato’s pharmakon.

Cohen and R. Zagury-Orly every deconstruction is an auto-deconstruction and each auto-deconstruction is, as such, undeconstructible. Derrida incessantly puts into question the structure of presupposition. Indeed “deconstruction” thinks otherwise – and this word is not chosen lightly for it means to mark that “aporetization” neither operates against nor with a presuppositional “logic”. Derrida questions all the classical motives our philosophical tradition has constructed for this very “logic” – conscience, thinking, responsibility, sameness, foundation, reason etc.

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