Graduate studies at Western
Philosophy and Social Criticism 37 (5):605-619 (2011)
|Abstract||I begin by examining the logic of autoimmunity as characterized by Jacques Derrida, ‘that strange behaviour where a living being, in quasi-suicidal fashion, ‘‘itself’’ works to destroy its own protection, to immunize itself against its own immunity’ (Borradori, 2003: 94). According to Derrida, religion, democracy, terrorism and recent responses to the trauma of terrorism can be understood in terms of this logic. Responses to terrorism are ‘autoimmune’ and increase the trauma of terrorism as well as risking democratic values. I argue that the risks of autoimmunity can be negotiated in better ways if we see how autoimmunity relates to another important Derridean concept, hospitality|
|Keywords||Autoimmunity Democracy Jacques Derrida Hospitality|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Michael Naas (2006). "One Nation … Indivisible": Jacques Derrida on the Autoimmunity of Democracy and the Sovereignty of God. Research in Phenomenology 36 (1):15-44.
Martin Hägglund (2008). Radical Atheism: Derrida and the Time of Life. Stanford University Press.
Anne Schwenkenbecher (2012). Terrorism: A Philosophical Enquiry. Palgrave Macmillan.
Claudia Card (2003). Questions Regarding a War on Terrorism. Hypatia 18 (1):164 - 169.
Phillip McReynolds (2005). Terrorism as a Technological Concept : How Low Versus High Technology Defines Terrorism and Dictates Our Responses. In Timothy Shanahan (ed.), Philosophy 9/11: Thinking About the War on Terrorism. Open Court.
Shawn Kaplan (2009). Three Prejudices Against Terrorism. Critical Studies on Terrorism 2 (2):181-199.
Igor Primoratz (ed.) (2004). Terrorism: The Philosophical Issues. Palgrave Macmillan.
Kem Crimmins & Herbert De Vriese (eds.) (2006). The Reason of Terror: Philosophical Responses to Terrorism. Peeters.
Richard M. Buck (2004). Beyond Retribution. Social Philosophy Today 20:67-80.
Scott C. Lowe (2006). Defining Terrorism. The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 2:253-256.
George Teschner (2008). Terrorism, Singularity, and the Phenomenology of Understanding. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 15 (1):32-43.
Alison M. Jaggar (2003). Responding to the Evil of Terrorism. Hypatia 18 (1):175 - 182.
Nicholas Maxwell (2007). The Disastrous War Against Terrorism: Violence Versus Enlightenment. In Albert W. Merkidze (ed.), Terrorism Issues: Threat Assessment , Consequences and Prevention.
Saul Smilansky (2004). Terrorism, Justification, and Illusion. Ethics 114 (4):790-805.
Added to index2011-05-10
Total downloads10 ( #114,476 of 739,396 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #61,680 of 739,396 )
How can I increase my downloads?