David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Heythrop Journal 56 (6):1010-1021 (2015)
This paper argues that Jacques Derrida and Meister Eckhart both construe love as a gift that is entirely free of economic exchange, and both conclude on this basis that love cannot be grasped or identified. In my reading, Eckhart and Derrida do not rule out consideration of one’s own well-being, but their accounts do entail that calculated self-protection is external to love. For this reason, they suggest, lovers should not expect to balance love against a prudential restraint: although both demands are indelible, they function at different levels. A gift of this sort is ineluctably dangerous, but Derrida and Eckhart suggest that unsettling darkness must be endured in order to preserve the possibility of love.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Jacques Derrida (2008). The Gift of Death. University of Chicago Press.
Jacques Derrida (1978). Writing and Difference. University of Chicago Press.
Jacques Derrida (2005). Rogues: Two Essays on Reason. Stanford University Press.
Jacques Derrida (1995). Points . . .: Interviews, 1974-1994. Stanford University Press.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
John Protevi (1997). Given Time and the Gift of Life. Man and World 30 (1):65-82.
Jeffrey Hanson (2010). Returning (to) the Gift of Death: Violence and History in Derrida and Levinas. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 67 (1):1 - 15.
Graham Allen (2011). The Gift and the Return: Deconstructing Mary Shelley's Lodore. Derrida Today 4 (1):44-58.
Ho‐Chia Chueh (2013). Exploring ‘Gift’ Theories for New Immigrants' Literacy Education in Taiwan. Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (10):1110-1120.
Cééline Surprenant (2011). '' ““Counting is a Bad Procedure”” '': Calculation and Economy in Jacques Derrida's Donner le Temps. Derrida Today 4 (1):21-43.
John Milbank (1995). Can a Gift Be Given? Prolegomena to a Future Trinitarian Metaphysic. In Rethinking Metaphysics, Jones, L Gregory (Ed). Blackwell 119-161.
Zelia Gregoriou (1999). Letter Writing and the Performativity of Intimacy in Female Pedagogical Relations: Recuperating Derridean Amnesia, Writing Back to Madame de Maintenon. Studies in Philosophy and Education 18 (5):351-363.
Tanya Loughead (2008). Shall I Love You as My Brother? Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 82:189-201.
Sarah Elizabeth Roberts (2000). Rethinking Justice with Kierkegaard, Levinas, and Derrida. Dissertation, Purdue University
Vincent Brümmer (1993). The Model of Love: A Study in Philosophical Theology. Cambridge University Press.
J. Hillis Miller (2009). For Derrida. Fordham University Press.
Petŭr Dŭnov (2004). Love is All Forgiving: Reflections on Love and Spirituality. Health Communications.
Ian Almond (1999). Negative Theology, Derrida and the Critique of Presence: A Poststructuralist Reading of Meister Eckhart. Heythrop Journal 40 (2):150–165.
Added to index2012-03-22
Total downloads87 ( #47,458 of 1,801,598 )
Recent downloads (6 months)57 ( #13,858 of 1,801,598 )
How can I increase my downloads?